Cornato “Ronnie” Vella
Measured Contest Captain
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
I got involved in the Solar Decathlon project because I am interested in sustainability. I majored in engineering to be able to make the world a greener place not just for myself and future generations, but for the creatures that live besides us, and this project seemed like a great opportunity to start working on that dream. I am involved with the development of the house’s HVAC system and plumbing, however my role Measured Contest Capt. means to be involved in not just the HVAC and plumbing but in all the house’s systems so that we gain the most points and come home champions. The Grow Home is a chance to show the world what you are passionate about, to apply your creativity in a real life house, not just a model on a screen.