ASHRAE - MSU Branch
ASHRAE Montana State Student Branch Presents: BEST-Bike!

"Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today"

Our student chapter of ASHRAE is dedicated to raising awareness and educating students about the importance of the built environment. We as a club and society find success through our members' passions and efforts as we strive to "shape tomorrow's built environment today!" To do this our club participates in various outreach events to inspire new students of all levels to become part of the sustainability movement of ASHRAE. So how can we get people excited about the built environment? In years past, we have relied on industry devices and ASHRAE-themed swag such as thermal imaging cameras and 3D printed keychains. Now, we want to take things to the next level!

 

Introducing The BEST-Bike! (short for Building Energy System Training Bike). Our club project will serve as an inspirational engineering education piece geared towards all ages by allowing users to have a tangible effect on a ventilation system's performance! Funds raised during MSU Giving day will be used to purchase materials to build this student-designed outreach device. BEST-Bike is a human-powered hands-on device that will showcase engineering principals in a fun and interactive way with a specific focus on the various aspects of heating and cooling in the built environment. Help us meet our $1,200 goal to get started on this project!

 

In the case that we exceed or do not meet our goal, we ensure that your generous contribution will still have a lasting impact on our members! Every year, our club sends a group of students to the ASHRAE Winter Conference where they get to participate in technical presentations as well as interact with industry professionals from all around the world. Attending this 5-day international conference has a huge effect on the careers of our MSU members. From 2019 alone, 83% of the club graduates began full-time ASHRAE-related careers. To send 1 student, it takes around $807 which encompasses Travel, Lodging, Registration, and Food. To put things in perspective, for every $200 raised, a student's lodging can be funded!

 

The MSU Alumni Foundation will not be providing a charitable gift receipt for these transactions.

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$5,000 Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Surprise! Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the MSU Alumni Foundation will match all gifts between $10 to $100 until a total of $5,000 is raised.
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Most Dollars Raised – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes with the most dollars raised during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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One-hour Ambassador Challenge: Fast Starter
First Place Winner - Sarah Deaton - Awards $500 to Ecology Research
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One-hour Challenge: Happy Hour
It’s Happy Hour, Bobcats! For the next hour, until 5 p.m., the project that gets the most donors wins $750 toward their MSU Giving Day cause. The runner-up team gets $500.
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One-hour Challenge: Early Bird Special!
The project or cause that gets the most donors to make a gift from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. gets $1,000 toward their MSU Giving Day project! Second place wins $500 and third place will be awarded $300.
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One-hour Challenge: Mad Dash to the Finish!
The project or cause with the most donors during the final hour—4 p.m. and 5 p.m.—of MSU Giving Day will have another $1,000 added to their total. Second place will receive $750 and third place will be awarded $500.
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Most Donors Acquired – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes that get the most donors to make a gift to them during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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One-hour challenge: MSU Giving Day Kickoff
The project or cause with the most donors at the end of the first hour of MSU Giving Day (noon to 1 p.m.) will have $1,000 credited to their total. The runner-up will receive $500 and third place will be awarded $250.
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Eight-hour Ambassador Challenge: Day Two Leader
1st - Carmen McSpadden (MSU Leadership Institute)
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One-hour Challenge: Prime Time Push Classes of 2014 – 2019!
1st Place - Student Against Sexual Assault ($1,000) 2nd Place - MSU Treasure State Poll ($750) 3rd Place - MSU Marching Band ($300)
What is your preferred class year?
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One-hour Challenge: Let's Do Lunch!
The project or cause with the most donors from noon to 1 p.m. today will receive a $750 bonus. The runner-up will win $500.
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Rank State Gifts
1 MT 3
2 ND 1
2 CA 1
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