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From the Daily Bruin / By Laurel Scott

Second-year mechanical engineering student Aaron Feigelman is the External Vice President for the UCLA Solar Decathlon, which is working to build a 975-square-foot home that will supply its own food, water and energy:

The UCLA Solar Decathlon team is building the home for the 2019 Solar Decathlon competition, which is hosted every two years by the U.S. Department of Energy. This is UCLA’s first time competing among 19 other college teams to design and build a solar-powered house with a focus on sustainability.

So far this year, the team has recruited about 40 new members and secured a 1500-square-foot lab space in the engineering building, said Aaron Feigelman, the team’s external vice president and a second-year mechanical engineering student.

Photo caption at top: The UCLA Solar Decathlon team began in 2015 with the goal of building a sustainable home for the 2019 Solar Decathlon, an international competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. (Katherine Zhuo/Daily Bruin)