11 Aug '17, 9pm

There Are No Glass Ceilings In This Solar Village

There Are No Glass Ceilings In This Solar Village

Joan Gibbons and Ruth McGee are acting as co-construction leads for the UC Berkeley/University of Denver team. Both civil engineering majors at UC Berkeley, these women are not only managing construction of the competition house, but also developing estimates, coordinating schedules, and maintaining a constant presence on site as co-leaders. Their dedication to the job necessitated a relocation to Denver for the summer. Joan, who is originally from Evanston, Illinois, is enjoying the opportunity Colorado presents for her love of hiking and interest in sustainability. Ruth, who’s originally from Menlo Park, California, was first exposed to the Solar Decathlon before even entering university. While in high school, her curiosity was piqued during an engineering open house at Santa Clara University where a previous Solar Decathlon house was on display. Though her leadership ro...

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