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Renewable Energy Engineering Technology (REET) Program

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Computing and Information Technology Division Technical Session 5

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Alireza Kavianpour DeVry University, Pomona

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Dr. Alireza Kavianpour received his PH.D. Degree from University of Southern California (USC). He is currently Senior Professor at DeVry University, Pomona, CA. Dr. Kavianpour is the author and co-author of over fifty technical papers all published in IEEE Journals or referred conferences. Before joining DeVry University he was a researcher at the University of California, Irvine and consultant at Qualcom Inc. His main interests are in the areas of embedded systems and computer architecture.

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Summary REET program exposes students to the world of creating and implementing green technologies, such as wind, solar, photovoltaics, geothermal, and biomass power. A four-year degree with a specialization in renewable energy preparing student with technology skills that can put them to work in green technologies across three areas: Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and Software and Information Systems. There is an international demand for renewable energy technology. As an example, in Australia, growth in demand for engineers and technicians in the renewable energy sector is tripled between 2008 and 2020. There are some universities offering four years degree in the field of Renewable Energy Engineering Technology (REET). In this paper author’s experience in teaching courses in REET program, typical student senior projects, and job market forecast for this field will be discussed. The assessment data for the REET senior project was analyzed. Several recommendations for improving student’s outcomes are suggested.

Kavianpour, A. (2020, June), Renewable Energy Engineering Technology (REET) Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35143

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