This virtual 3-credit program will explore clean energy practices and electric power transmission and distribution grid technologies.
This is a unique opportunity for you to gain experience working with multinational teams on a consulting project to gain professional and engineering skills.
This course can be applied to fulfill a requirement in the Electrical Engineering Power Concentration and to fulfill requirements for the Sustainability Certificate!
In the past we have traveled to Scandinavia. Countries such as Denmark and Sweden have paved the pathway toward making renewable energy sources a large part of their energy usage. Sweden managed to reach its goal of a 50 percent renewable energy share and Denmark reported that 42.1 percent of the country's energy needs in 2015 were met by wind power according to the state-owned energy company. Denmark aims for renewables to cover at least half of the country's total energy consumption by 2030.
Summer 2022 we plan to travel again to Scandinavia. If you take this virtual course in summer 2021 you will be given preference to the study abroad program in 2022.
What You'll Accomplish
Through a combination of virtual company visits, virtual panel discussions etc, you will gain an understanding of:
• A broad spectrum of power grid technologies and how they are applied in the electrical energy industry
• Transmission and distribution systems at the electric utility level and how it relates to clean energy integration
• Historic and current energy policies
• The ability to successfully work in multinational teams virtually.
Travel For summer 2022
If you take this virtual course, your application will be given preference for the study abroad program- Clean Energy Grid Engineering
for summer 2022.
COST AND DATES:
The dates of the program are tentative. The tentative start date is June 7 and will run through June 25, 2021. The class times have not yet been finalized.
Costs of the Program:
The tuition for the program will be $2,328 for In-state students and $2,528 for out-of-state students. Additional Pitt fees are yet to be finalized, but please consult this website for more details on typical student fees. Refer to the "Part-time per term" fee on this document. It's published as $304.
- This program is for students who have taken a Linear Circuit Analysis course and/or ECE 0101
- Good academic and behavioral standing and in your second year or higher level at the time of application
Buna! That’s hello in Romanian. After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students. Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars. In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad. For fun I enjoy my two kiddos, yoga and fitness, international films, and travel (of course). Come talk with me about studying abroad! email@example.com | 412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall -https://www.instagram.com/ssoeinternational/ | www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg
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Dr. Kerestes will be leading the Clean Energy program for Summer 2020! Robert Kerestes received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Prior to that he also received his M.S. (2012), and his B.S. (2010) all with a concentration in electric power systems at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his education, Robert served in the United States Navy as an interior communications electrician onboard the USS Constellation from 1998-2002 and then as a construction electrician in the Seabees Navy Construction Battalion from 2002-2006. Following his education, Robert worked at Emerson Automation Solutions (formerly known as Emerson Process Management) where he led the development and implementation of mathematical models for electric power applications related to embedded simulation. In 2016, Robert joined the University of Pittsburgh’s ECE Department where he focuses on the advancement of pedagogy and assessment in the field of electrical engineering, particularly in the areas of electric power distribution systems, distributed energy resources, and electromagnetism. Robert’s research interests are in the development of the next generation of electric power distribution systems and the integration of renewable energy resources into the distribution sector. Robert took on the role of Director of the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program in the Spring of 2017 and currently serves in that role.