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Tough Competition

Lawrence Tech's AloeTerra team will compete against 19 other prestigious schools:

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cornell University, Ithica, NY
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
  • Team Montreal (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Universite de Montreal, McGill University) Montreal, Canada
  • Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (2005 Winner)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


The Lawrence Tech
Competitive Edge

Lawrence Technological University has been called Michigan's premier private applied research university and is recognized as a leader in sustainability education, research, and practice. Lawrence Tech's College of Architecture and Design students have swept the last two Michigan Zero Energy House competitions, and took top honors in the 2004 and 2005 ASHRAE international sustainable design competitions.

Lawrence Tech's College of Engineering graduates are highly sought after because of their practical experience and entrepreneurial education. Engineering course work includes energy management, alternative energy technologies, globalization, innovative materials, advanced automotive technologies, and storm water management. The College of Arts and Sciences has strengths in the areas of "green" chemistry, chemical biology, environmental science, and intelligent systems. The College of Management offers courses in social entrepreneurialism, life cycle analysis, and product development to broaden the scope of innovative and interdisciplinary instruction.