In the all-Polish Studencki Ruch Naukowy (StRuNa) competition, the AGH UST student research clubs received awards in three categories. The title of the best student research club of 2022 went to Eko-Energia AGH. Furthermore, AGH Space Systems came first in the StRuNa-Science category and its SHREAMP 2.0. proved to be the best project of the past year.
Eko-Energia AGH has been operating by the Faculty of Energy and Fuels for years, and its main goal is to develop technologies related to renewable energy sources. In this case, the team members chose the wind. They designed and constructed a wind turbine with a variable-diameter diffuser. This solution improves the energy efficiency of the energy conversion process and makes the project innovative. In 2021, the project made it to the semi-finals of a competition organised by the National Centre for Research and Development related to energy solutions. The club has also been busy with other smaller projects, such as the construction of a weather station, a hydroponic farming stand, and a photovoltaic conversion stand. The supervisor of Eko-Energia AGH is Maciej Żołądek, MSc Eng., who received an honourable mention in the Academic Supervisor of the Year 2022 category.
Photo: KSAF AGH; source: facebook.com/skn.ekoenergia
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