Advanced Energy Concentration
THREE MAJORS TO CHOOSE
The energy industry powers our world, and it needs engineers. Smart and innovative engineers who want to improve the environment and contribute to humankind. When you add an advanced energy concentration to your computer engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering major, you can prepare for success in the evolving energy industry.
- Take specialized courses in energy conversion, power systems, smart grids, renewable sources and more
- Tackle a senior capstone project in the energy field, like designing a photovoltaic solar panel system for a Haitian village or working on a feasibility study for generating power from a solar array on ONU’s campus
- Land a co-op or internship at an energy company, like Marathon Petroleum or American Electric Power, which often leads to a full-time job after graduation.
- Work side-by-side with an ONU engineering professor on energy research.
- Engage in a summer-research experience at a national lab for the Department of Energy.
ONU OFFERED COOL CLASSES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SMART GRID, WHICH ARE THE FUTURES OF THE ENERGY FIELD. MY PROFESSORS CONNECTED ME WITH MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES, AND THAT LED TO ME BEING HIRED BY AEP.
Derek Blubaugh, BSEE ’15, majored in electrical engineering with an advanced energy concentration. As a member of the Dean’s Team, he got the chance to connect with many successful engineering professionals. For his senior capstone, he worked on a fun project to design and build a solar-powered boat that competed in Solar Splash. A co-op that ONU arranged for him at American Electric Power (AEP) led to an offer of full-time employment upon graduation. Today, Derek is an engineer associate at AEP in Gahanna, Ohio. He helps to ensure that AEP safely and reliably delivers power to its new customers.
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