Former president impressed by students’ solar house

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Former president impressed by students’ solar house

Former president impressed by students’ solar house
Clinton complimented students for the Solar Decathlon house’s architectural and design elements, as well as its energy and resource conservation features. Pictured with Clinton (from left to right) are, Philip Horton, John Cribbs, Ali Abbaszadegan, Tyler Sternberg and Jared Malone. Photo courtesy of John Cribbs

 

Pictured with former President Bill Clinton and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (far right) at the solar house designed and built by Arizona State University and University of New Mexico students are (from left to right): ASU architecture graduate student Tyler Sternberg; Ali Abbaszadegan, an ASU architecture and landscape architecture graduate student; architect Philip Horton, a lecturer in The Design School at ASU; ASU architecture graduate student Jared Malone; and John Cribbs, who recently earned a master’s degree in architecture at ASU. Photo courtesy of John Cribbs

Pictured with former President Bill Clinton and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (far right) at the solar house designed and built by Arizona State University and University of New Mexico students are (from left to right): ASU architecture graduate student Tyler Sternberg; Ali Abbaszadegan, an ASU architecture and landscape architecture graduate student; architect Philip Horton, a lecturer in The Design School at ASU; ASU architecture graduate student Jared Malone; and John Cribbs, who recently earned a master’s degree in architecture at ASU. Photo courtesy of John Cribbs

 

More than 1,000 students from around the world came to Arizona State University recently to participate in the international Clinton Global Initiative University conference.

Their mission was to develop action plans for their endeavors to help solve society’s challenges in education, public health, poverty alleviation and more.

Many of the students also participated in a Day of Action, by working on a community project at a public space in Phoenix.

Clinton complimented students for the Solar Decathlon house’s architectural and design elements, as well as its energy and resource conservation features. Pictured with the Clinton (from left to right) are: architect Philip Horton, a lecturer in The Design School at ASU; John Cribbs, who recently earned a master’s degree in architecture at ASU; Ali Abbaszadegan, an ASU architecture and landscape architecture graduate student; and ASU architecture graduate students Tyler Sternberg and Jared Malone. Photo courtesy Matt Fraser.

Clinton complimented students for the Solar Decathlon house’s architectural and design elements, as well as its energy and resource conservation features. Pictured with Clinton (from left to right) are, Philip Horton, John Cribbs, Ali Abbaszadegan, Tyler Sternberg and Jared Malone. Photo courtesy of John Cribbs

The staging ground for the effort was a house designed and built by Arizona State University and University of New Mexico students for the 2013 international Solar Decathlon competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

A group of students from ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering were part of the Solar Decathlon team.

Several of those students were able to meet and talk to former President Bill Clinton and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton as they toured the solar-powered house during the Day of Action event.

Clinton spoke about how the house exemplified sustainable living strategies that will be important for the nation to adopt in coming years. Stanton expressed his support for the project and its role in helping to promote sustainable living in the desert Southwest.

Media Contact:
Joe Kullman, joe.kullman@asu.edu
(480) 965-8122
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Before coming to ASU in 2006 as the first senior media relations officer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Joe had worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: joe.kullman@asu.edu | (480) 965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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