New Project To Focus On Alternative Energy Sources


A Texas A&M-Galveston project from the Marine Engineering Technology Department will show students how to build solar panels and wind turbines.

Teaching students about the importance of alternative energy sources and then instructing them on how to build devices like solar panels and wind turbines is the focus of a $60,000 grant awarded to two Texas A&M University at Galveston researchers.

Irfan Khan, instructional assistant professor in the Department of Marine Engineering, and Jenna Lamphere, assistant professor of sociology, have received Texas A&M’s Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant for the project. It will be administered through the CARES (Clean And Resilient Energy Systems) lab in the Marine Engineering Technology Department.

“We will purchase a solar/wind energy training system that will demonstrate how wind turbines and solar cells are being used in the consumer and industrial markets to supplement the world’s power needs,” Khan said.

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