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Theory 2 Practice: Hands-on Solar for Engineers
Hands-on Solar for Engineers
As engineers, we learn the theory of our fields and are taught how to perform complex calculations and to design things. While these skills are important, in order to become proficient we must also gain experience building, installing and using the things we engineer. The field of solar energy encompasses a wide range of engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, and civil. This lecture will discuss ways to gain hands-on experience in solar to reinforce engineering concepts or to further explore an interest.
Speaker: Scotte Elliott
Scotte Elliott is an electrical engineer and energy specialist at Metro CD Engineering in Powell, Ohio. He has over 10 years experience in the solar industry as both a designer and installer. He is a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified PV Installation Professional and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from off-grid battery systems in Haiti to commercial projects for the military. Scotte received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton and master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Theory 2 Practice Seminars
This is the first in a series of Theory 2 Practice seminars for 2013-14. During the seminars, outside presenters from business and industry will visit the college of engineering for a one-hour presentation and discussion. The sessions will show how the engineering theory taught in the classroom connects with realities of the working world with each seminar covering a different topic. Open to all students and faculty.