BE the Future Student Scholarship

BE the Future scholarship recipients, BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show 2016

In 2016, we launched BE the Future, a scholarship supporting current students' entry into the NESEA community. In spring 2017, we welcomed more than 40 students through this initiative.  Each student received a one-year NESEA membership and a day-pass to the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show. Each scholarship is directly funded by one of the sponsors listed below.

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 BE the Future Scholarship Recipients:

Andrew Vann, Brown University        

Augusta Williams, Harvard University            

Caitlin Chiquelin, Yale University      

Christine Hamilton, Smith College    

Christine Tiffin, Harvard University 

Diego Rojas, Northeastern University            

Dylan Jackson, University of Maine 

Ellen Abramowitz, Yale University    

Emma Sutton, Hampshire College    

Erin Kenney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology            

Esteban Estrella, Harvard University               

Finn Bradenday, University of Maine at Orono

Gautham Ramesh, Northeastern University           

Hallie Kenyon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute        

Irmak Turan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tim Roberts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology          

Isabella Casini, Smith College              

Jacqueline Kelsey, Green Mountain College              

Jayson Uppal, Yale University             

Julia Franchi, Smith College

Prasad Kompelli, University Of Massachusetts Lowell

Keira Lee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Maureen Golan, Carnegie Mellon University              

Mudit Srivastava, Stevens Institute of Technology

Naing Aung, Green Mountain College

Nurgul Aidarbek, Massachusetts College of Art and Design              

Sarah Duckett, Smith College              

Sarah Oliver, Tufts University             

Summer Stebbins, Boston University            

Taliesin Amero, University of Maine

Wyatt Chingery, Stockton University              

John Pettit, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry              

Soma Hajian, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Gregory Manzoni, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Katie Osterlund, Smith College           

Biyin Liu, Northeastern University   

Zara Jamshed, Smith College              

Maya  Edmond, St. John's University             

Richard Asirifi, Rutgers University    

Mohamed Aly, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute      

Ge Zu, Northeastern University         

Xianlong Zheng, Temple University

Spring 2017 BE the Future Sponsors

Thank you to the individuals and businesses listed below for their generous support of this scholarship

Advanced Building Analysis

Auburndale Builders

Bob Irving of RH Irving Homebuilders


Bruss Project Management


Celebration Green Design & Build

Craig Maynard

DEAP Energy Group

David Matero Architecture

Fred Davis Corporation

Garland Mill Timberframes

Jenna Ide

Jim Kirby

John Gordon, Architect

Kaplan Thompson Architects


Kent Hicks Construction

Kolbert Building

Landmark Services

Max Horn

New Energy Works

Pat Cooke Fund

Taggart Construction

Richard Renner | Architects

Saheel Chandrani

South Mountain Company


Sungage Financial

Thompson Johnson Woodworks

Trillium Architects






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