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  • Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Students — Join UAF’s Solar Design Challenge Team

Students! Be part of designing a new high-performance, energy efficient house!

Affordable and high-performance housing is a continual challenge in Alaska. Be part of the Alaska team competing in the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge this year! Earn one credit in the fall 2021 semester and three credits in the 2022 spring semester.

Students will work in multidisciplinary teams for one or two academic semesters to prepare creative solutions for real-world issues in the building industry. The competition culminates in the Solar Decathlon Competition Event, where student teams present their designs to a panel of industry experts, discuss design strategies with peers, learn from thought leaders and connect with industry partners through unique networking opportunities. Winning teams are recognized with awards on the international stage, and winning design projects are also posted on the Solar Decathlon website. Through the vast global Solar Decathlon network, this high-profile competition provides national exposure and recognition for successful teams and collegiate institutions. 

There are a few spots left on the UAF team. Contact Mark Masteller at for more information and to join!