The International Future Energy Competition (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location. The competition is sponsored by the Power Electronics Society (PELS) of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Power & Energy Society (PES), the Industry Application Society (IAS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).
An undergraduate team of NC State Students was selected to attend the international competition in the United Kingdom in Sheffield, England on July 17-24, 2015. Professor Alex Huang who serves as the faculty advisor reports that the team won the best energy efficiency award and a $3000 prize. Professor Huang is seeking to have another team representing NC State in the 2016 competition and has invited continued Institute support for this initiative.