This course in in production. Fall 2017
The interdisciplinary course is aimed at junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing an understanding of the Navy’s Science and Technology strategic areas with emphasis on power and energy. The focus will be efficient power and energy systems, energy security, high energy and pulsed power. Specific topics to be covered are related to energy/storage, grid, renewables (e.g. transportation fuel, solar energy), hydrogen, thermal management, power/flexible electronics, cyber security of control and sensing systems. Students will also develop understanding of ‘Navy’s history, culture, organization, and mission/vision with emphasis on careers. The lectures are supplemented with lab tours to provide learning enrichment. In addition, there will be group projects and a day long field trip to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana. Each student will be required to submit one page reflection on field trip. All students will be required to fill out a form that will allow them to be inside NSWC premises for field trip purposes.
The development of this course is funded by the Office of Naval Research grant number N00014-15-1-2420 to inspire leadership in Science and Technology for the workforce of the future fleet.