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Net Impact Team Presents Winning Project at Shell Conference

(l to r) Natasha Qamar (Shell), Muhammed Abdullah, Adam Williams (Shell), Nathan Fink (Shell), Troy Doughman (Shell), Milad Korde, Cedrik Chaves, Joseph Fischer, Nikita Demidov

The Texas State Net Impact team that won the Future of Energy Challenge traveled to San Francisco where they attended the Shell Powering Progress Together Conference. The students presented their winning project at the conference along with the second and third place winners from Johns Hopkins and Duke University respectively.

The winning Net Impact team was honored at a dinner where they had the opportunity to visit one on one with Shell professionals. In addition, they spent a second day attending the Shell Eco-Marathon.

For additional information on the competition and the Conference, visit the 3BL Media press release.


The team included students across multiple disciplines. Texas State's Nikita Demidov and Joseph Fisher, undergraduate finance majors; Cedrik Chavez, an undergraduate studying digital media and innovation; and Milad Korde, a Ph.D. student in geographic information science, collaborated on the project. Kaitlyn Hering, Taylor Hermes and Nicole Majeske, students in the School of Art and Design, assisted in crafting the final submission and presentation materials. Muhammad Abdullah, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, was also a member of the team.