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Environmental Scan - Projects Waiting to be Assessed

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Environmental Scan - Projects Waiting to be Assessed

 

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The Projects contained here have not yet been assessed to determine if they serve student labs in an RWSL-like manner or not.  They represent a potentially more thorough scan to come and a starting place should additional environmental scan information be forth-coming.  They will be assessed and added to the appropriate Appendix when time and money permit.

 

 

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Name:

A Web-Enabled, Interactive Remote Laboratory for Renewable Energy

 

URL(s):

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0942439 

 

 

Contacts:

Russell L. Pimmel (Project Manager)

DUE Division of Undergraduate Education
EHR Directorate for Education & Human Resources

 

Joel Kubby (Principal Investigator) jkubby@soe.ucsc.edu
Ali Shakouri (Co-Principal Investigator)
Brooke Haag (Co-Principal Investigator)

 

Location:

 

Participating institutions:

University of California-Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95064 831/459-5278

 

Funding Source(s):

NSF

 

Purpose:

ABSTRACT

Engineering - Other (59)

The project is developing computer interfaces and new curricula to provide students in introductory renewable energy courses with an interactive, Web-based laboratory using state-of-the-art photovoltaic systems and monitoring equipment. The project team is preparing learning modules for a photovoltaic test facility at the NASA Ames Research Center to enable students to control the azimuth and elevation of a tracking photovoltaic panel to optimize its power output based on real-time measurements of the panels current and voltage. They also are planning additional research making use of nanotechnology, such as quantum wires and dots, allowing students to compare their performance to that achieved with commercial technology. To support the laboratory experience, the investigators are writing Java applets and graphical user interfaces that provide online tutorials and automated feedback tools to measure student learning. By partnering with a two-year Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), they are testing the approach in a different academic setting. An independent evaluator is providing formative and summative studies to determine how well the students understand the relationship between the measured environmental factors and generator performance. The investigators are disseminating their materials and results through a webpage, tagged with descriptive metadata and linked to the NSDL, and through presentations and publications in the area of undergraduate education. Broader impacts include the partnership with the HSI, the dissemination of the materials, and outreach activities using an existing K-12 program.

 

 

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Engineering

 

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Comments:

  • An initial search did not turn up much more about this project.  (RKE 120118)

 

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Name:

Abul K. M Azad

Professor of Technology

College of Engineering and Engineering Tech

Northern Illinois University

815-753-0386

azad@ceet.niu.edu

azad@niu.edu

www.ceet.niu.edu/faculty/azad

 

 

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Name:  EMtrix

 

Location:

 

URL(s): http://emtrix.dbs.umt.edu/

 

Contacts

Bill Granath: bill.granath@mso.umt.edu
phone: 406–243–2975

 

Participating institutions:

 

Funding Source(s): W

 

Purpose:  A globally accessible electron microscopy facility

 

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Hardware: Electron Microscope

 

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Academic area: Biology, Chemistry?, Solid State Physics?

 

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