UWM support earns Association of Energy Engineers award

Students in front of banner
UWM PhD students Cheikh Kada, Areej Khalil, Asma Khasawneh, Ahmad Abdel Hadi, Kada Kada, Hamza Alnawafah, Saif Al Hamad, and Mohamed Maache.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE) received the National Division: Best Student Chapter Support Award during the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Energy Conference and Expo held in Orlando, FL Oct. 24-27, 2023.

The AEE gives special recognition to chapters who have demonstrated notable contributions to the profession and exceptional service to the association. This award acknowledges the excellent support provided to UWM’s AEE student chapter.

The AEE student chapter at UWM was established in Fall 2022 with the help and support of WAEE. UWM was the first school in Wisconsin to earn an AEE student chapter charter post-Covid and is currently the only active student chapter in the Midwest. The student chapter plans to hold workshops related to renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to increase awareness among UWM students.

Student accepting award
Saif Al Hamad (left) accepted the award on behalf of WAEE from Bill Kent, AEE executive director.

Six UWM students also participated in expo poster sessions during the event:

  • Effect of Winglet Direction and Cant Angle on the Performance of Small-Scale Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
    Saif Al Hamad, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant and Energy Auditor at UWM’s Industrial Assessment Center
  • Towards Microgrids and Future Power Twins: Integrating Photovoltaic Innovation with Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP)
    Hamza Alnawafah, PhD Candidate
  • The Impact of Building Retrofits on Thermal Comfortability
    Areej Khalil, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomass Energy Resources with Different Livestock Manures
    Cheikh Kada, PhD Candidate; Mohamed Maache, Graduate Student
  • Biomass Energy Resources with Different Livestock Manures
    Kada Kada, Graduate Research Student, UWM Industrial Assessment Center

Learn more about the UWM Association of Energy Engineers student organization and get involved here.