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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Can you imagine living in a home that was only 200 square feet? Well, it turns out a LOT of people can! Team members from Team Daytona Beach recently attended the Tiny House Festival at the St. John’s County Fairgrounds in Elkton, Florida on November 18th, 19th, and 20th. The festival was put on by
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!
The Embry-Riddle Newsroom highlights Team Daytona Beach breaking ground on The BEACH House. Read about the Groundbreaking Ceremony here!
Recently, Team Daytona Beach was interviewed by the Daytona Beach News Journal. Check out the story here: Rays-ing the Roof.