National Green Energy Challengers

YSU Student Success Stories: The 2011 Green Energy Challenge Team stands in front of the Cafaro House dorms.

YSU's 2011 Green Energy Challenge team stands in front of the Cafaro House dorms.

Six YSU students placed second nationally in this year’s Green Energy Challenge in both their team project presentation and the poster competition, winning a total of $2,800 for their accomplishments.

For the national competition, the team traveled to San Diego in late October as one of three finalist teams to present their project, which involved a full-scale energy audit and upgrade to YSU’s Cafaro House dormitory.

The team beat out several others from Purdue, Texas A&M, Oregon State, Southern Polytechnic University and more in the initial round of judging in May. It’s the second year in a row that a team from Youngstown State University placed within the top three teams in the nation for the competition.

This year’s team, from left, includes:

  • David Wright, sophomore electrical engineering technology student of Youngstown.
  • Ethan Parks, freshman electrical engineering technology student of Greenford, Ohio.
  • Justin Hosseininejad, graduate engineering student of Austintown.
  • Jason Nutt, junior electrical engineering technology student of Cortland.
  • Jarrett Scacchetti, third year student of Canfield in electrical engineering and applied mathematics.
  • Michael Sammartino, senior electrical engineering student of Austintown.

Read more on the final round of this year’s challenge, or check out last year’s YSU Green Energy Student Success Story.