Local Student Branches


University of Maryland


Chapter Advisor: Michael Ohadi, Ph.D


Catholic University of America


Chapter Advisor: Hyojin Kim, Ph.D



Recent Events & News


Catholic University of America’s places 2nd in ASHRAE 2017 ISBD Competition


Congratulations to Catholic University of America’s (CUA) Student Chapter for placing 2nd in the ASHRAE 2017 Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) Competition.The ISBD competition requires a multidisciplinary team to design an energy efficient sustainable project approaching a “Zero Energy” building with minimized energy demands for HVAC and all other technical systems that could be satisfied with locally available or building-installed renewable energy sources (RES). The 2017 competition focused on a single story meteorological station located on the Diego Ramirez Islands, a small archipelago off the southern Coast of Chile. Throughout the semester the team applied and tested design strategies based on ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2014 (Figure 1). ASHRAE NCC is very proud of CUA’s team members listed below. You can check out the video below for a more detailed look at their project. And you may see them accept their aaard at the ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference in Chicago!


Emily Oldham


Azzam Alosaimi


Daniel Ruck


Martin McCallum


Elham Alikhani


Ian Walker


Faisal Alhassani


Fallon Johnson


Hyojin Kim, Ph.D (Student Chapter Advisor)


Omar Hawit, P.E. (Technical Advisor)








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Upcoming events


We are always interested in planning events at colleges to spread the word about how ASHRAE can help students through college and afterwards in the field of engineering. Contact [email protected] if you would like us to come to your college to host an event where students can grab a bite to eat and discuss the benefits of ASHRAE with local members.


Scholarships and Competitions

★     Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships: Deadline has passed for this year.

★     Undergraduate Regional/Chapter Scholarships: Deadline has passed for this year.

★     Graduate Grant-In-Aid Award: Deadline has passed for this year.

★     Senior Undergraduate Project Grants: Deadline has passed for this year.

★     Engineering Technology Scholarships: Deadline has passed for this year.

★    High School Senior Scholarships: Application deadline on May 1st

★    Freshman Engineering Scholarship: Application deadline on May 1st

★    2018 Student Design Project Competition: Application deadline on May 4, 2018

★    Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 2018 Program: Application deadline on January 3, 2018

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information: http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship

To apply: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3608



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