Category: News

  • Re-imagining a 21st Century Power Engineering and Power Systems Workforce for the New Grid

    Re-imagining a 21st Century Power Engineering  and Power Systems Workforce for the New Grid

    The GEARED initiative is educators working with industry to establish new and updated curriculum so that the next generation power systems workers are fluent in distributed generation technologies. The two informational videos about GEARED and FEEDER – sponsored by Siemens and produced by PennWell – were released at the Siemens mega-booth at DistribuTECH 2016. Interviews […]

  • Kids These Days: the next generation of power systems engineers is in the queue

    Kids These Days: the next generation of power systems engineers is in the queue

    by Jane Pulaski Social+Web Communications, IREC Earlier this month, I spent four 12 hour+ days at the DistribuTECH 2016 conference in Orlando. Despite the marathon days, conferences are where friends and colleagues converge to satisfy our inherent need to connect. I like conferences for exactly that reason. For three of those four days, I was on […]

  • DistribuTECH 2016: Focus on the Future

    DistribuTECH 2016: Focus on the Future

    With Focus on the Future as the theme of DistribuTECH Conf & Expo 2016, who better to exemplify that theme than nearly 50 graduate and undergraduate students from the GEARED initiative (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment), a DOE SunShot initiative. GEARED is educators, industry & government working to update and innovate curriculum for […]

  • Engineers of the future eye a changing power grid

    Engineers of the future eye a changing power grid

    by Peter Behr, E&E reporter From EnergyWire: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The challenges of climate policy and disruptive technologies that cloud the grid’s future look like opportunities to some of the engineering students who hope to manage that future. A recent power industry conference at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering was […]

  • The Future is Bright Thanks to Power Engineer-to-Be

    The Future is Bright Thanks to Power Engineer-to-Be

    From TI E2E Community Blog November 19, 2015 If we continue to consume energy at the rate we do, our future is in the hands of those students who have a passion to help us find new solutions to seemingly hopeless power problems. Thankfully, the future looks bright with the next generation of power engineers. […]

  • GEARED Goes to the North American Power Symposium 2015

    GEARED Goes to the North American Power Symposium 2015

    The University of North Carolina/Charlotte and the Energy Production and Infrastucture (EPIC) welcomed GEARED students and faculty to the 47th North American Power Symposium (NAPS) at the University of North Carolina/Charlotte October 4-6, 2015. This 47th gathering of NAPS, held annually at a different university in the U.S., provides an international open forum for academia […]

  • Serving up K-12 STEM with a Side of Renewable Energy in Atlanta

    Serving up K-12 STEM with a Side of Renewable Energy in Atlanta

    How do you raise awareness of underrepresented, minority high school populations to the world of science, technology, engineering and math, aka STEM? If you’re Georgia Tech, you’re leveraging the success from Project ENGAGES, an innovative high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with four minority-serving public high schools in Atlanta: Coretta Scott […]

  • Mariesa Crow On Renewables, Smart Grid & Tomorrow’s Power Engineering Workforce

    Mariesa Crow On Renewables, Smart Grid & Tomorrow’s Power Engineering Workforce

    From IntelligentUtility Mariesa Crow, the F. Finley distinguished professor of electrical engineering with the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri and MARMET program lead sits down with IntelligentUtility for its women-in-energy series and talks about challenges and opportunities in the power engineering industry. IU: What are some of the challenges faced with […]

  • Say Hello to the New Power Engineering Workforce

    Say Hello to the New Power Engineering Workforce

    Thanks to Matthew Aberman, Jason Balog, Drs. Larry Holloway and Jeff Seay for contributing to this article “This was like drinking from a fire hose,” says Larry Holloway, Ph.D. That vision captures the massive flow of information consumed by 21 graduate and undergraduate engineering students who recently spent five days touring 10 power and energy-oriented […]

  • On Target: mid-term evaluations improve course content and kindle student engagement

    On Target: mid-term evaluations improve course content and kindle student engagement

    By Matthew Champagne, Ph.D Embedded Assessment Matthew Champagne, Ph.D. has influenced the practice of evaluation and assessment in higher education and learning organizations for nearly 20 years. As an instructor, Senior Research Fellow, evaluator, consultant, and serial entrepreneur, Dr. Champagne has created and implemented innovative feedback technologies in hundreds of organizations across every industry, including clean […]