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Nationwide Student Movement on Space Solar Power

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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Aerospace Division Technical Session 3

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23.923.1 - 23.923.10



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Peter J. Schubert IUPUI

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Peter J. Schubert, Ph.D., P.E. is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI, and serves as the director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. He has published 75 technical papers and ha 35 US patents. He has been the principal investigator on grants from NASA, DOE, DOD, USDA, and GSA.

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Creating and Managing a Nationwide Student Movement  Peter J. Schubert, IUPUI  Solar energy beamed from orbiting power satellites could be the ultimate form of renewable energy.  Space Solar Power (SSP) advocates explore many architectures, but the field lacks consensus.  A research organization has been formed to unify and optimize SSP architecture objectively.  The challenge is engaging all 170 SSP researchers nationwide.  This paper discusses the creation of a new student organization to become the coordinating body for a nationwide student movement.  Activities are coordinated via webinar in a manner intended to be self‐organizing.  The project culminates with students lobbying Congress in support of SSP. 

Schubert, P. J. (2013, June), Nationwide Student Movement on Space Solar Power Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22308

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