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Citadel News Service
22 Dec 2009

Honors Program cadet travels to D.C. to present research

Cadet Kyle A. Taylor, Class of 2013, was invited to Washington, D.C. this month by the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences to present a lecture about his thesis entitled "Does My Building Envelope Really Need a Retrofit?"

Freshman Cadet Kyle Taylor was congratulated by Sen. Lindsey Graham (pictured), Sen. Jim DeMint, and Rep. Henry Brown while in Washington, D.C. Dec. 10 to lecture about his residential energy efficiency research.

A condensed version of his 60-page thesis on residential energy efficiency was published in the Journal of Building Enclosure Design, Winter 2009

Taylor wrote the research paper when he was a senior at Academic Magnet High School in Charleston. Taylor was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Building Enclosure Council of Charleston last spring.

Accompanying Taylor to Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10 was his father, Edwin S. Taylor, Class of 1975, and J. Lawrence Elkin of Applied Building Sciences, Inc., who was Taylor’s  mentor and advisor for the project during his senior year of high school. While in Washington, D.C., Taylor was congratulated by Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Jim DeMint, and Rep. Henry Brown, who also hosted a tour of the Capitol.

Taylor is the son of Edwin S. and Mary Ann Taylor of Charleston and a 2009 graduate of the Academic Magnet High School.  Currently, he is a member of Alpha Company, and enrolled in The Citadel Honor's Program as a civil engineering major. He is a a member of American Society of Civil Engineers and Young Republican Society.
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