Evaluation of the Salinas Valley Consortium for Sustainable Energy, Education, and Research funded by the National Science Foundation
The Consortium created two new bachelor of science degree educational pathways in electrical engineering and sustainable design engineering. A key component of the project was the sustainable energy laboratory, micro-grid and test bed. The micro-grid, or small scale power plant, is a cutting edge idea for delivering sustainable, reliable, and more cost-effective energy. The laboratory and micro-grid are intended to serve as a unique teaching and research facility, and are located at the Alisal Campus. Hartnell College’s Center for Advanced Technology on the Alisal Campus already houses a NASA Aerospace Academy and laboratory.
Learn more about the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education program at http://www.atecenters.org/.