Inaugural Case Competition
Friday, March 21st, ISM San Diego sponsored
its’ inaugural student case competition.
Undergraduate student teams from Cal State University,
San Marcos, San Diego State University and the
University of San Diego participated. The competition,
co-sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric
and took place in the Energy Innovation Center
in Clairemont Mesa. Students arrived at the
Center at 8:30 a.m. and were given the case.
They had no prior preparation and only had the
full day on Friday to come up with solutions.
Solutions were presented in a PowerPoint presentation
from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Each team at 20
minutes of total stage time, 10 minute presentation
with 10 minutes Q&A by the judges. The case
was developed by the University of Michigan
regarding Pacific Gas & Electric in the
bay area and was published in February 2014,
making it very current.
SDG&E President & COO Steve Davis, SDG&E
Vice President of Operations Support Mike Schneider
and ISM San Diego President Mark Malher were
asked to select a winning team based on the
relevance and innovation of solutions as well
as presentation skills. The team of students
(Breanna Barnes, Brian Maurer and Alex Riolo)
from the University of San Diego won the competition,
which earned them lodging and conference registration
to the 99th Annual ISM Conference in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated
and thank you SDG&E for hosting such a successful
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