Endicott College in Beverly, MA has won the inaugural Hydropower Collegiate Competition for the Best Case Study and Best Overall for their project: "Living with Water- Sustainability and Resiliency in Lawrence, MA". The event was held in Washington DC at "Water Power Week" and sponsored by DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The Award was announced on May 10th and the ceremony was attended by over 400 Hydropower professionals.
The Endicott team was made up of engineering, architecture, math, marketing and environmental science majors and was advised by senior New England Hydropower Company employees. The team competed against well-known collegiate programs and prevailed with their creative and detailed design of a 0.26MW Archimedes Screw turbine, microgrid and redevelopment concept for the former Merrimac Paper Company on Lawrence's South Canal. Yale University took second place in the competition. The project included a presentation to City officials and an outreach event with students from Greater Lawrence Technical School.
Here is a link to the award announcement: