The Seattle University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the $25,000 grand prize winner of the 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education (NCEES).
The department received the top prize for its submission, Micro-grid System for a Wind and Solar Farm Located in Rural Kenya. For the project, electrical engineering students worked as part of a team that also included faculty, professional engineers, and other professionals to design a hybrid wind- and solar-power micro-grid system to provide electricity to a school and surrounding community in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.
This project highlights the commitment of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department to support projects that create engineers for just and humane world.
See the micro-grid live dashboard here: datalogger.maciq.com:8080/#/dashboard/db/MuhuruBay
Read more about the project: muhurubay.ewbseattle.org/