This project was designed with the focus of improving alternative energy education at WPI. Laboratory experiences for students need to incorporate both the knowledge that students need as well as a practical hands on experience with the subject matter, in this case thermoelectrics. Research was conducted to identify similar projects and experiments used in other academic and professional curriculums that would relate to the individual topics of alternative energy. This lab was broken into 2 parts, one focusing on the basics of thermoelectrics while the other focuses on understanding some of the more complicated concepts. The labs were reviewed and run through by the MQP group in order to stream-line the procedure and determine overall effectiveness.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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