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IAC students attend TIERF conference in Alexandria Bay, NY
Abigail Hutchins and Meghan Reilly, energy analysts at the Syracuse IAC attended the Thousand Island Energy Research Forum(TIERF), an annual conference presented by the Great Lakes Sustainable Energy Consortium (GLSEC). The purpose of this meeting is for students to present their research on energy efficiency, optimization and renewable energy in an informal setting. Educational institutions on both sides of the border were in attendance, providing an opportunity for U.S. and Canadian interaction within a research environment. According to the website, the TIERF meeting is “a Canadian-US collaboration of academic and industry partners serving to foster technical research, public policy options, and commercial developments in sustainable energy strategies on both sides of the border”.
Abby and Meghan participated in the poster session, presenting a case study on a successful IAC energy assessment. In addition, Abby and Meghan were introduced to Clarkson engineering professor Ken Visser, Associate Director of the new SU-IAC satellite center. They were able to speak with him along with Director Suresh Santanam about getting the new satellite center up and running.
By: Cole Tucker, Energy Analyst