A State-of-the-Art Facility Built by Students

Since 2000, students have been working on the design and building process of the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility. There are two senior design teams working on the project.

The first team, led by Melissa Meyer, is working on the solar furnace reactor platform. Her team includes: Austin Hunter, Alex McGuffey, Jeff Rinkenberger and Andrew Schiller.

The second team, which is led by Megan Wilken, is designing the solar flux instrument. The team includes: Jim Chase, Matthew Gaide, Matthew LaRue and Sam Sowles.

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In addition to the design teams, the following past and present students have helped in the building of the solar research facility:

Mike Anderson

Jorie Ballun

Daniel Blood

Austin Buddemeyer

Matt Campbell

Kim Christman

Frank Clingenpeel

Dan Delforge

Ben Erickson

Aaron Fedor

Aaron Freid

Laura Gaide

Matt Gaide

Tyler Heagney

Brian Jabeck

Paul Johnson

Brian Koch

Jackie Kondratko

Peter Krenzke

Katie Kruger

Derek Leatz

Parissa Nasserfir

Karl Grunst

Nick Lindeke

Steve Lehmann

Max Leid

Nate Leonard

Leanne Matthews

Jonathan Ogland Hand

Ben Olejniczak

Jeff Polacek

Andrew Schiller

Matt Schuchart

Andrew Schrader

Robert Schroeder

Karl Stathakis

Julie Steinbrenner

Brandon Tomlinson

Gretchen Van Heeren

Luke Venstrom

Todd Vervynckt

John Westerburg

Paul Wolf

Kurt Zolleck

Jason Toberman

Jesse Fosheim

Joel Hartenberger

Ryan Cailteux