Area student finalist in NDSU competition

North Dakota State University junior Alex Jennings of Princeton is a member of a team selected as a finalist for Innovation Challenge ’13, a competition for student innovators at North Dakota State University. Jennings is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, who is the son of Mike and Michele Jennings.

Jennings’ team, Bison Power, is researching methods to recapture heat and energy lost by engines that are not running at peak efficiency. The project is to redirect the lost heat and help it power the vehicle. The winning entry in each category will receive a $5,000 prize.