Students who are enrolled in Don Steeby’s Refrigeration Applications Class (ER-111) are required to construct a refrigeration unit. This project has driven some students to work in teams to find out how cold they can actually get their refrigeration unit. From there it has become a competition to see who can get their project to be the coldest. This competition has developed into what students refer to as “The Big Chill Challenge”.
Using conventional freezer and refrigerator cabinets, students apply the knowledge they’ve learned about refrigeration components to “build-up” these units using state-of-the-art technology. This year, Eric DeWinter and John Wood set a new record driving their system down to 54 below zero! Congratulations Eric and John!