HVAC Students take the Big Chill Challenge

Marlon Wilson, Mike Haupt (Small)

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”.

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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!

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