Sustainable Engineering Internship


SEI 2013 intern, Dimitry Harris (UNH '14), shares his Shoals experience @ UNH Today!
SEI 2013 intern, Eric Mauer (UofDelaware) tells us about his Shoals experience: "
My summer on Appledore opened my eyes to the importance of developing sustainable technologies. Working on the island’s renewable energy grid sparked my interest in the energy problems the world is facing. SML is the perfect place to learn about renewable energy because it is essentially a model of real world systems, but on a small scale making it easy to understand. That summer proved to be a life changing experience and I am forever grateful to have had this opportunity."

DATES: TBD
STIPEND: $125/week for the term of the internship; Unitil Corp. is now sponsoring our SEI intern stipends in honor of SEI mentor, Mike Dalton.
ROOM and BOARD: All meals and housing on Appledore Island provided!


NUMBER OF INTERNS: 4
DEADLINE:
March 2015

ELIGIBILITY:
For ENGINEERING MAJORS entering junior or senior year in fall of 2015.

 (Photo of 2013 SEI program in action by David O. Brown)

OVERVIEW: Integrated Island Engineering Systems for Sustainability: How Power, Water and Sanitation Systems on a Small Island Can Help Us Understand Larger Issues in Sustainability. The unique location and nature of Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory provide an unparalleled opportunity for engineering students. This paid internship enables up to 4 interns to work side-by-side with SML staff and mentors to address the engineering challenges encountered when living on an island while operating and maintaining  electrical, drinking water, wastewater and salt water systems. Interns are expected to deliver a presentation and written report with recommendations for improvements and/or changes to existing infrastructure based specific project assignments.

Check out this link to UNH Energy and Campus Development GIS information:
http://facarcgis2.unh.edu/UNHFACGISflexviewers/Shoals Marine Lab/index.html

2014 SEI Project Descriptions (PDF)

STAFF:
Ross Hansen, Director of Facilities and Planning
Mike Rosen, Director of Island and Coastal Operations
Tom Johnson, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
Mike Dalton, Unitil, NH
Dr. Nancy Kinner, UNH (Nancy Kinner on PBS NEWSHOUR)
Lee Consavage, Consavage Engineering, ME

QUESTIONS? Contact Ross Hansen or (603) 430-5220

STIPEND: Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 total, plus room and board on Appledore for 4 weeks and two round trips between Portsmouth and Appledore. Interns are responsible for their own travel arrangements and transportation costs to and from Portsmouth, NH.

PROJECT LIST FROM 2013
(1) Hot Water Conservation in Kiggins Commons
(2) Off-season Potable Water System for Kingsbury House
(3) Appledore Green Grid Data Transfer into GIS
(4) Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel Usage Survey
(5) Fire Suppression System for Res Halls
(6) Fresh Water Supply Increase
(7) Fresh Water Usage in Kiggins Commons and Kingsbury House

PROJECT LIST FROM 2012
(1) Green Grid Electrical Load
(2) Solar Water Heating System Performance
(3) Increasing Fresh Water Supply to the Island Well
(4) Designing a New Building for Island-Wide Green Grid
(5) Shoals Marine Lab GIS Data Population
(6) Designing a New Building for Composting Toilet Facility near PK Laboratory
(7) Evaluating Current Shoals Marine Lab Showering Restrictions

PROJECT LIST FROM 2011
(1) Alternative Energy
(2) Electric System Power Factor and Kilowatt Hour Usage
(3) Increase the Fresh Water Supply to the Well
(4) R/V John B Heiser Performance Measurements
(5) Solar Water Heating and Composting Toilets: Water Conservation Building
(6) Kiggins Commons Acoustics Improvement
(7) Trash, Recycling, and Composting shed for temporary storage

PROJECT LIST FROM 2010
(1) Alternative Energy
(2) Electronic Data Gathering
(3) Improve Building Acoustics
(4) Waste Water Treatment
(5) System for Toilet Flushing
(6) Saltwater System Pump
(7) Small Storage Tank Water Heaters
(8) Adapt Kingsbury House for Winter Use

PROJECT LIST FROM 2009
(1) Alternative Energy and Electronic Data Gathering
(2) Gray Water Solutions
(3) Energy Conservation
(4) Design a Fresh Water Storage Solution

PROJECT LIST FROM 2008
(1) Alternative Energy
(2) Black Water Reduction
(3) Gray Water Solutions
(4) Fresh Water Systems
(5) Trash Control Plan
(6) Data Collection Methodologies

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