Ivan Allen College Students Win JUMP into STEM Competition

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Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy and School of Economics Win JUMP into STEM Competition in Colorado

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Georgia Tech undergraduates win JUMP into STEM competition as a part of the School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Omar Asensio’s Data Science and Public Policy course (PUBP 4803).

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Taylor Strickland and Rachel Wexler, two undergraduate students in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy, have been named winners of the JUMP into STEM national competition in Golden, Colorado for their projects on smart/connected communities and building energy performance.

The winners of the final round of the competition, which took place from April 12 – 14 received internship offers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), respectively. ORNL and the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the competition as well.

The students represented two interdisciplinary teams of Georgia Tech undergraduates who competed in JUMP into STEM as a key component of School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Omar Asensio’s Data Science and Public Policy course (PUBP 4803).

Asensio’s students were organized into two teams, both of which submitted research proposals for the Round 1 topic, entitled “Connecting the Right Data at the Right Time to Improve Residential Building Performance.” Both teams submitted research designs with the aim of identifying and designing approaches to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use.

The student teams, their associated majors, and their proposal titles are listed below:

  • Team 1: Cade Lawson (Economics), Taylor Strickland (Public Policy), Rachel Wexler (Public Policy)
    • “Behavioral Incentives on Older Adults to Reduce Energy Consumption: A Randomized Encouragement Design”
       
  • Team 2: Varun Gupta (Computer Science), McKenzie Rhone (Economics and International Affairs), Sarah Tinsley (Economics), Roderick Tyler (Economics)
    • “Home Energy Score Interactive Dashboard”

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School of Public Policy

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Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
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Public Service, Leadership, and Policy
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Cade LAwson, Sarah Tinsley, Omar Asensio, JUMP into STEM, school of economics, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy
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  • Created On: Jun 5, 2019 - 10:24am
  • Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019 - 7:51am