Atlanta, Georgia — Three Canadian university projects will receive $5,000 in funding each via the ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants. In total, $163,000 will be awarded for the 2023-24 academic year to 34 projects.
The Canadian projects that will receive funding include “Novel Phase Change Material (PCM) Ventilation System,” Concordia University, Montreal, Que, “Building Materials and their Thermal Properties,” University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta, and “Plug and Play Potable Heat Exchanger with BMS,” University of Regina, Regina, Sask.
“We hope that the projects funded through the ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants will provide students with an invaluable learning experience and also serve as an instrument for advancing HVAC/R innovations. Congratulations to the selected schools,” said Mai Anh Dao, chair of the ASHRAE student activities committee.
The ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants provides grants to engineering, technical and architectural schools worldwide.
This year, 77 applications were submitted for the grants, and seven countries were represented among the selected projects. Successful projects were chosen based upon relevance as an ASHRAE-related topic, long-term student impact, the amount of funding requested, and the participating students’ involvement with ASHRAE.
Applications that create hands-on teaching/demonstrations in undergraduate courses receive a higher ranking than projects that are one-year undergraduate research‑based or research-like projects.