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2014 Student Passport Competition
As of September 26, 2016
The first ELECTRI International Student Passport Initiative Competition was launched in February 2014. Three NECA Student Chapter teams representing Penn State, CalPoly and Purdue submitted program concepts from design to installation. Each student team was required to select an under-served area in the US or internationally and develop a plan for installing or adding to electrical service available to the community.
The Student Passport Competition judges selected two projects for the final round of review at the July ELECTRI Council meeting in Toronto, Canada:
- Kevin Clement from Penn State University presented the proposal for a water pumping station project in Roatán, Honduras - Download Proposal
- Juan Lacayo from Purdue University presented the proposal for a health care facility for the elderly in Managua, Nicaragua - Download Proposal
Student Passport Competition Winner
The ELECTRI Council selected the Penn State University NECA Student Chapter project and the team will receive an award of up to $20,000 to execute the project.
Although Purdue lost the competition - by a marginal point difference - several ELECTRI Council members were so impressed by the proposal that they decided to make individual contributions in support of this project. We would like to thank David Mackay (Edward G. Sawyer Company, Inc.) and Donald Campbell (Northern California Chapter NECA) for taking the lead in raising the additional funds required to fund both projects. Companies generously investing in the Purdue Student Passport effort include:
- Chapel Electric Co., LLC.
- Edward G Sawyer Co., Inc.
- ERMCO Electrical and Systems Contractor
- J.M. Electrical Co., Inc.
- Miller Electric Company
- Phalcon Ltd.
- Central Indiana Chapter, NECA
2014 Competition Judges
Donald Campbell, Northern California Chapter NECA
Andrew Lawler, Lutron Electronics Company
Gregory D. Long, Long Electric
Sonja Rheaume, Christenson Electric, Inc.