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Development of a Renewable Energy Course in Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) Program

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Green Renewable Energy and Engineering Technology

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

22.479.1 - 22.479.7

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https://peer.asee.org/17760

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28

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Chao Li Florida A&M University/Florida State University

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Dr. Chao Li is currently working at Florida A&M University as an assistant professor in Electronic Engineering Technology. He is teaching Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology Courses. He obtained his B.S.E.E. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University and MSEE degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He received his Ph.D. in EE from Florida International University. He is an IEEE Member and a Member in ASEE. His research interests include signal processing, biometrics, embedded microcontroller design, application of new instructional technology in classroom instruction.

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Antonio J. Soares Florida A&M University

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Antonio Soares was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1972. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida in December 1998. He continued his education by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in December of 2000 with focus on semiconductor devices, semiconductor physics, Optoelectronics and Integrated Circuit Design. Antonio then worked for Medtronic as a full-time Integrated Circuit Designer until November 2003. Antonio started his pursuit of the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in January 2004 under the supervision of Dr. Reginald Perry. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Soares was immediately hired as an assistant professor (Tenure Track) in the Electronic Engineering Technology department at FAMU. Dr. Soares has made many contributions to the department, from curriculum improvements, to ABET accreditation, and more recently by securing a grant with the department of education for more than half a million dollars.

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Abstract

Development of a Renewable Energy Course in Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) ProgramEnergy plays an indispensable role in modern society. We all depend on a constant and reliablesupply of energy - for our homes, businesses and for transport. With limited resource of fossilfuel on earth and thus prospect of depletion, the world has to turn to other alternative sources toprovide our energy needs in a sustainable way. It is also of a great concern that fossil fuels are amajor contributor to climate change.As the only ABET accredited 4 year Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program inFlorida, EET program has been continuously accredited since 1973. The authors think that ourEET program is in a good position to take the initiative to create a renewable energy option forour graduates in next five years. The authors reviewed the current renewable energy programsacross US, and then proposed a new renewable energy course which can be incorporated in ourcurriculum seamlessly. The object and outline of the course are described. The labs associatedwith the course are also explained. 1

Li, C., & Soares, A. J. (2011, June), Development of a Renewable Energy Course in Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) Program Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17760

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