The excitement is palpable as the 4th annual Switch International Energy Case Competition continues, showcasing the brilliance and dedication of university teams from 27 countries. With 88 cases submitted, the competition is set to address one of the world's most pressing issues: energy poverty.
In this dynamic event, participating teams are engaged in a rigorous comparative analysis-driven case study, focusing on one of three country pairing options. Their goal? To find innovative and sustainable solutions that can eradicate energy poverty, paving the way for progress and prosperity in communities worldwide.
Adding a new dimension to the competition, teams have eagerly embraced the redesigned social media contest. Through their engaging posts, they're not only showcasing their journey but also raising awareness about the challenges of energy poverty. The quality of content this year has been exceptional! View selected videos capturing the essence of the participants' passion and creativity here, here, and here.
The competition saw its first Energy Career Path Session on November 3. Special representatives from sponsors Sunnova and Tailwater Capital shared valuable insights about careers in the energy industry, spanning various sectors, internship opportunities, entry-level positions, and engaged in informative Q&A sessions. Two more sessions are slated for this week with Sempra and Woodside, as well as Apache and Howard Energy Partners - promising further enlightenment for participating students.
The pinnacle of this competition, the live finals, will take place on November 11, from 9-11 a.m. CST, via Zoom. During this event, the top five teams will unveil their innovative solutions to tackle energy poverty. It’s an opportunity for the public to witness firsthand the transformative ideas these young minds have developed, ideas that have the potential to change lives and communities.
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