Team UOW – from the University of Wollongong in Australia – took first place at the Solar Decathlon China! Not only did their entry score the highest points in the competition but it received recognition as the oldest house in the event. The Team avoided the environmental impacts of new construction by retrofitting a typical existing Australian home built in the period of the 1950’s and 60’s.
The wait is over as 20 student teams from 35 universities across 13 countries on six continents have officially arrived in Datong, China for the first-ever Solar Decathlon held in Asia. The China Solar Decathlon runs from August 2-11 and challenges college teams to complete against one-another to design and build an energy-efficient home that is attractive, affordable and ready for occupancy.
It is a thrill to experience the energy, creativity, and enthusiasm of young people from around the world as they apply their curiosity and talents to address significant global challenges. There are budding scientists and innovators all around us and I have been fortunate to recently visit with some of the best.
On an October Saturday in Datong City, China, one hundred students from 35 universities melded into five integrated, multi-lingual teams and immediately found their unique competitive spirit. The teams eagerly answered trivia questions, celebrated correct answers, and were awarded materials allowing them to build a traditional Chinese structure – an Ancient Chinese Bucket Arch which is created by locking beams and requires no nails or cement to stand for hundreds of years. Amazing!
One is improving the efficiency of first aid delivery in the event of mass casualties. Another is fighting the proliferation of counterfeit drugs and untested medical devices in emerging countries through a mobile RFID-based system. And, a third is dedicated to promoting dental health among children who don’t have knowledge of daily brushing techniques and benefits.
They aren’t medical professionals with years of experience but high school students from Shanghai, China who won the Applied Materials Future Science Stars competition this spring.
Imagine a world where some of the biggest problems we have are solved through clean technology. What would happen if we engage young, creative minds in tackling issues of immediate importance to the global community?
To inspire the next generation of innovators, Applied Materials is pleased to announce the Clean Tech Competition, a design contest for 13-18 year old youth living in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA and Xi’an, China.
The 2011 inaugural challenge posed to students in two of the world’s most historic centers of innovation is “Solar Solutions to the Rescue.” Teams of entrants will design a solar-powered solution to a basic human need identified in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Today we're announcing a new initiative to identify and invest in early-stage, privately-held Chinese companies with promising technologies that can advance or complement the company’s core expertise, particularly in the areas of cleantech, display and semiconductor manufacturing.
During a recent trip to Applied Materials headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. China's Shaanxi Province Deputy Governor Wu Dengchang (center) and his team met with Applied Materials’ Mark Pinto, vice president, Energy and Environmental Solutions group (right of Wu) and Charlie Gay, president Applied Solar (left of Wu) and outlined the 5-years plan to quickly ramp up the total capacity of solar production as well as grow the domestic market for solar and LED applications.
Mark Pinto, executive vice president and general manager of Applied's Energy and Environmental Solutions group, participated in a panel discussion on the growth of China's renewable energy industry during the 2011 ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. The panel was...
The first time I met Qiang Huang, Trina’s vice president and chief technology officer, we connected. While sitting at lunch during Baccini’s first Innovation Summit, we discovered a shared interest in Chinese calligraphy.