Worcester Polytechnic Institute currently lacks an undergraduate course on energy conversion methods and technologies. A hands-on laboratory course focusing on energy conversion technologies would fill this gap while also fulfilling many key components of the WPI undergraduate experience. This Major Qualifying Project proposes laboratory experiments on the topics of anaerobic digestion, photovoltaic energy, bioethanol production, and fuel evaluation. As part of an undergraduate course, these experiments will give WPI students a broad understanding of energy conversion, energy density, and alternative energy resources.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project