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Program Spotlight: Energy and Sustainability

Posted by summercollegeumass on May 13, 2015 11:58:49 AM

What is energy? What is Fuel? What is electricity? How do we store it? How do we measure it? How do we transform energy in one form to another? These questions will be answered through a mixture of brief lectures and lots of laboratory experience. Once students are able to answer those questions, they will develop their own experiments to illustrate and expand upon current renewable energy sources. Students may design their own solar cell, hydrogen fuel cell, convert waste heat to usable energy, or culture their own algae as a fuel source. In addition to these lab experiences, the class will visit one at least one company that implements renewable energy, like a solar cell company or power plant. This will give the students to opportunity to see the course concepts in practice.

Applicants with both demonstrable financial need and academic merit may apply for a partial scholarship. See Program Fees for more information.

Ruthanne Paradise, Department of Chemistry Lecturer

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