NxR Student Part of Prize-Winning Business Venture

MeterGenius is a group started as part of the NUvention: Energy course that has recently won several prestigious awards, and Yan Man, an NxR PhD student, is one of the founding members. In February, MeterGenius won \$10,000 at the Illinois Clean Energy Student Challenge, and they recently won the \$25,000 McCaffrey Interest Prize at the Midwest Regional Clean Energy Challenge. They were also semi-finalists for the 2014 MIT Clean Energy Prize. MeterGenius created a free website that gives smart meter users the ability to track electricity consumption, learn money-saving tips, compare themselves to neighbors, and receive bill credits for reducing energy.

More can be read at the McCormick news article covering their achievements.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014