Category: News

  • GEARED Network Makes Strong Showing at DistribuTECH 2017

    GEARED Network Makes Strong Showing at DistribuTECH 2017

    “This is a great opportunity for you and your companies to network with potential future employees and maybe provide some guidance to these [GEARED] students.” With those words, Teresa Hansen, Powergrid International Editor-in-Chief and DistribuTECH 2017 Program Chair welcomed a packed opening plenary at DistribuTECH 2017. With more than 515 exhibiting companies, the likelihood that […]

  • GEARED Goes to DTECH 2017!

    GEARED Goes to DTECH 2017!

    For the second year, GEARED faculty and students will attend DistribuTECH in San Diego. Events around GEARED feature Educating, Hiring and Developing the Next Generation of Electric Power Engineers, a mega session on initiatives that utilities are using to develop a competent 21st century power systems workforce and strategies that address hiring challenges. Catch this session […]

  • Yes, Public Policy Does Have a Role in Power Systems Curriculum

    Yes, Public Policy Does Have a Role in Power Systems Curriculum

    By Jane Pulaski Web+Social Communications, IREC I’m at my first NAPS conference (North American Power Symposium), the annual preeminent, international gathering of academia and industry who are thinking deeply about the 21st century power grid. NAPS is two days of painstakingly presented technical papers, laden with formulas and equations on things like geomagnetic disturbance; fuzzy-based […]

  • GridED Offers Funding for Undergraduate Design Projects in Power Engineering

    GridED Offers Funding for Undergraduate Design Projects in Power Engineering

    Designed to help students gain practical experience and prepare them to meet future challenges of the evolving power system, GridEd is looking for undergraduate design projects on power engineering and offering up to $5,000/project for support. Awards are eligible only for current active GridED affiliate universities. Criteria to apply: Open to undergraduate students only; Projects […]

  • Mariesa Crow Receives Prestigious IEEE Educator Award

    Mariesa Crow Receives Prestigious IEEE Educator Award

    Source: Missouri S&T August 26, 2016 Dr. Mariesa Crow, vice provost for research at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for “leadership and innovation in electric power engineering education.” For […]

  • Colorado’s NREL Hosts FEEDER Summer Renewable Energy Workshop

    Colorado’s NREL Hosts FEEDER Summer Renewable Energy Workshop

    “It was a week filled with lots of knowledge, a focus on the future and inspiring sights to keep us hungry for more, “ said Matt Aberman, senior electrical engineering student at University of Central Florida and second year FEEDER workshop attendee. “It wasn’t unusual for the days to go longer than scheduled. We asked […]

  • The SunShot Initiative Five Years On

    The SunShot Initiative Five Years On

    SolarIndustry Magazine, July 2016 By Dr. Lidija Sekaric Director, U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Note: The GEARED Initiative is cited on page 5 of this article Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative has bolstered the U.S. solar industry by supporting innovative, cutting-edge technologies that have an immediate, measurable impact on […]

  • How GEARED’s Midstream Evaluations Are Influencing Educational Course Content

    How GEARED’s Midstream Evaluations Are Influencing Educational Course Content

    How do educators know if their courses are effective? Or relevant? Or engaging? GEARED faculty, with help from Dr. Matt Champagne, are finding out. “Gathering and action on student feedback while courses are still in session consistently deliver positive outcomes, yet 92% of colleges do not administer any formal ‘midstream evaluation’ process to gather student […]

  • GridED Forum Offers Opportunities For Students to Help Shape Curriculum

    GridED Forum Offers Opportunities For Students to Help Shape Curriculum

    More than 40 GridED Student Innovation Board (SIB) members and faculty met recently for the first free discussion session (FDS) at the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. SIB chair, Morteza Rezaee, Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Georgia Tech, talked about the challenges facing with rooftop photovoltaic […]

  • Haiti Bound: GridEd Students Making Impact Around the World

    Haiti Bound: GridEd Students Making Impact Around the World

    Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), one of GridEd’s partner universities, is taking steps to send 14 electrical engineering undergraduate students to a remote mountain village in Haiti, to a hospital that is powered by diesel generator. Currently, diesel fuel must be brought in by truck up to a point, then carried the rest of […]