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Great Lakes Energy Institute fellows advance to semifinals of Shell Future of Energy challenge

Four ThinkEnergy Fellows from the Great Lakes Energy Institute have advanced to the semifinals of the Net Impact Future of Energy Challenge supported by Shell. The team is composed of undergraduates Emily Dickens, Aayush Parikh and Abhe Murthy, and MBA student Harsh Ranjan.

The group’s entrepreneurial project, which focuses on wireless power transfer to and from electric vehicles for grid energy storage, was judged by Shell representatives and earned the team a spot in the next round of the competition.

Over the next six weeks, teams will work with mentors from Shell’s Future Energy Lions and New Energies Research and Technologies groups to develop their ideas into pitch presentations and compete for one of three Accelerator spots at Make the Future California.

The CWRU group is one of 11 remaining in the competition.

For more information, visit the Net Impact Future of Energy Challenge website.