Hampton University's Business of Engineering Exposes Youth to Energy Alternatives
This summer the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Business hosted the Business of Engineering Summer Program. The program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, allows rising high school freshman to learn about the problem solving and business side of the transportation industry.
The two-week program allowed students to investigate different energy sources and how each can be used in today’s world. For their final presentations students researched multiple different energy sources that could be used to power the HU campus including wind, geothermal, hydroelectricity, lightening, and solar power.
In class students used home energy simulators, solar panels, and wind energy and electricity distribution simulators to analyze real-world situations.
The Business of Engineering took learning beyond the classroom and traveled to Nauticus, Batelle, Jefferson Labs and Busch Gardens. The program closed on June 28, with a reception that featured presentations from students and awards.