Course Detail: SCEE102 - The Science of Environmental Energy (Middle School)

Our planet's fossil fuel resources are running out. Our electronic devices are becoming more efficient, but energy is wasted all the time. Sunlight, vibration, waves and heat can all be turned into useful electrical energy if you just know how. What is 'energy harvesting'? Do you want to learn how to turn wasted environmental energy into electrical energy? 
 
As modern electronics become more efficient, energy harvesting has emerged as a cutting-edge technology to enable sustainable electronics operation with little-to-no battery replacement. 

Students will learn the basic dynamics for transforming wasted environmental energy. Get hands on experience and discover your inner inventor.  Students analyze, design, build, code, and test their very own vibration harvester and prototype using 3D Computer-Aided Design and printers. 

This weeklong workshop includes a field trip to Potomac Photonics, a 3D printing company. The world needs alternatives to solve our energy crisis and Dr. Soobum Lee's research here at UMBC is part of the solution.


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Waiver - Photo and Video (PDF) (PDF Document)
Waiver - Release of Liability (PDF) (PDF Document)

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