Meet the Team – Samuel Yaney

Samuel Yaney is a Sophomore at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he is studying Mechanical Engineering. Samuel is on the BIPV/T-PCM team for Team Daytona Beach. He chose his major at Embry-Riddle because his brother is also a Mechanical Engineer, and he sees that it is a career with relatively high demand. Samuel decided to join

Meet the Team – Elizabeth Worsham

Elizabeth Worsham is a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she studied Mechanical Engineering. Elizabeth was on the Hydroponics team for Team Daytona Beach. She chose her major at Embry-Riddle because she wanted an engineering degree that would give her a wide variety of applications. Elizabeth chose to join Team Daytona Beach because it

Meet the Team – Miranda Payne

Miranda Payne is a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she studied Mechanical Engineering. Miranda was on the BIPV/T-PCM team for Team Daytona Beach. She chose her major at Embry-Riddle because it allowed her to pursue her passion for promoting clean and sustainable energy solutions, also her reason for joining Team Daytona Beach! We wanted to

Meet the Team – Peter Merkle

Team Daytona Beach is very fortunate to have faculty help with the Solar Decathlon. Peter Merkle is an Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and has been teaching in the Civil Engineering department since 2012. Peter specializes in Environmental Engineering because he seeks the need to solve environmental issues and also to create a sustainable

Meet the Team – Luke De Caires

Luke De Caires is a Senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University studying Mechanical Engineering. Luke is on the Fire Suppression/Plumbing/Systems team for Team Daytona Beach. He chose his major at Embry-Riddle because of his interest in both Math and Physics. He decided to join Team Daytona Beach because it's “what he’s interested in.” We wanted to

Meet the Team – Samantha Shofestall

Samantha Shofestall is a member of Team Daytona Beach’s BIPV/T PCM team and a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Currently, she is a senior in the Mechanical Engineering program. The reason for choosing this program is due to her feeling that mechanical engineering is the most versatile of engineering fields and will allow her to

Meet the Team – Kory Olko

Kory Olko is studying Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and he is working on behalf of the Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems team. When Kory first came to Embry-Riddle, he was originally in the Aerospace Engineering program and made the decision to switch based on the environmentally-conscious projects available. Kory’s favorite part of the

In The News: A Preview of the Houses

Altenergrymag.com published an article showcasing all of the houses participating in the 2017 Competition, along with a brief description of each house and design details. Read about each house here!

Meet the Team – Stephanie Kowalak

Stephanie Kowalak received her Kitchen and Bath Certificate at Daytona State College. Stephanie is our Architecture Manager. Stephanie has always been interested in sustainability and how things are put together. Even in school, she took courses that went through the process of building a house via a scaled model. Now, she will be able to actually partake

Meet the Team – Jacob Hodsden

Jacob Hodsden is an undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jacob is our fearless HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) leader. Jacob decided to join Team Daytona Beach because he has participated in other national environmental competitions in the past and really enjoyed them. Let's learn more about Jacob:   Q. If you

Meet the Team – Jenna Beckwith

Jenna Beckwith is a graduate student studying mechanical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ultimately, she decided on mechanical engineering after making a ‘series of selections in the wrong major’. Due to the real world experience in decision making and teamwork that the Solar Decathlon gives its participants, Jenna decided to join Team Daytona Beach. Not

In The News: Solar Reviews Highlight

Team Daytona Beach was recently highlighted in Solar Reviews, an online publication that closes the gap between the Solar Industry and the Consumer by offering reviews on recent developments and technologies. Read about Team Daytona Beach here!  

In The News: Team Daytona Beach Breaks Ground

The Embry-Riddle Newsroom highlights Team Daytona Beach breaking ground on The BEACH House. Read about the Groundbreaking Ceremony here!