A series of organizational meetings will be held at West Virginia University for people interested in getting more information on the 2013 Solar Decathlon.

A team from WVU is one of only 20 teams selected to participate in the worldwide competition of college and university students challenged to design, build and operate the most affordable, attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The competition will take place in the fall of 2013.

The team will build the house in Morgantown, deconstruct it and transport it to Irvine, Calif. for the competition.

The first meeting, hosted by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17) in room 101A of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, Evansdale campus. A social, featuring pizza and drinks, will begin at 5 p.m.

The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will host the second meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building.

Both meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Dimitris Korakakis from the Statler College at (304) 293-9697 or David Welsh from the Davis College at (304) 293-2394.

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CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4086, mary.dillon@mail.wvu.edu

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