TexASHRAE Monthly Roundup – February 2023

Howdy y’all! Here’s what we were up to over the last month:

Spring Student Organization Fair – February 8th

To start off the month, TexASHRAE attended the spring organization fair. On top of providing information about the club to students. we also utilized a heat pump to demonstrate its cooling capacity by freezing popsicles!

February Meeting – 3D Printing – ICON and The Future of Home Building

Our presenter of the month was Bungane Mehlomakulu, PE of ICON, a firm specializing in 3D printing construction and technology. He presented past, current, and future projects (including a project on Mars!), and went into detail about the materials used for printing, the testing needed for a house to print properly, and how building systems are implemented. We thank Bungane for an amazing presentation, and for answering questions after the presentation!

Girl Day at UT Austin w/ ASHRAE Austin

TexASHRAE joined the Austin chapter of ASHRAE to volunteer at UT Girl Day, a day dedicated to providing hands-on STEM activities to elementary and middle schoolers. For this activity, we provided a lesson about thermodynamics and heat transfer by challenging kids to prevent their piece of popsicle from melting against a heat lamp by covering it with one of a variety of materials. It was a blast for everyone involved

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