April 9, 2008

A BIGThank You

I want to take a minute and thank all of the great organizations that have helped make everything possible for Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash. We have worked with some truly outstanding people and cannot thank them enough for all they have done.

We recently received significant grants from two organizations within Carnegie Mellon; The Undergraduate Research Office (URO), and The Steinbrenner Institute for Environment Education and Research (SEER). The URO has been a great resource to hone in on some terrific research projects. The Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) approved for this coming fall include research in creating Mobile Performance Monitoring Device for our Mechanical and Electrical Systems, as well as increasing solar panel resistance to shade in order to boost efficiency.

SEER helped Solar Splash since last year, and has really helped the team maintain an environmentally aware attitude. They fund many environmental initiatives both throughout the university and the local community. With their help, we have been able to pursue our custom solar panel project as well as subsidize our competition costs. CMSS has been lucky to work with SEER and looks forward to working with them well into the future!

I could go on and on about our sponsors, but I will instead let you visit the website of our past/present sponsors.

Steinbrenner Institute: www.cmu.edu/steinbrenner
Undergraduate Research Office: www.cmu.edu/uro
R.K. Mellon Family Foundation: www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/rkmellon
Student Senate: http://senate.web.cmu.edu/
Carnegie Mellon: http://www.cmu.edu
-Mechanical Engineering : www.me.cmu.edu
-Civil and Environmental Engineering: www.ce.cmu.edu
-Materials Sceince Engineering: www.neon.mems.cmu.edu
The Hotel Grand Union: www.hotelgrandunion.com
Morningstar Corporation: www.morningstarcorp.com

Thank you again to all the above mentioned organizations!

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