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User:Nate Preston

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Queen's University Engineering Physics Student
==Current Projects==
===Queen's Solar Design Team===
I have been working with the [[Queen's Solar Design Team ]] (QSDT) for the past four years. The QSDT has been building world-class solar vehicles since 1988. This year, we have a new mission: we're building a home. While our vehicles brought us to the forefront of innovation, our home will push us even further as we challenge the limits of green building and innovation. Our goal is to compete on the world stage in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. I have led the team across Canada and the United States in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge, and am currently working with students from Queen's and Carleton University to prepare a successful bid to enter the 2011 Solar Decathlon.
I believe interdisciplinary design teams provide an incredible opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a concrete and meaningful way. If we wish to work towards sustainable development, I believe it is crucial that engineering students learn how to develop integrated designs.
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