Here are some things we're really proud of:
WMU's Sunseeker Solar Car runs completely on Solar Power. It it extremely efficient, and can move a single person at speeds in excess of 100kph.
The Consumers Energy Foundation recently made a $50,000 gift in support of a new Energy Laboratory to be established in the College. Students will begin using this laboratory in the Fall of 2007 to study energy conversion, utilization and conservation, alternative and renewable energies, including bio-fuels, solar, fuel and hydrogen cells and hybrid systems, and evaluation, monitoring and control of electrical energy systems and heating systems. It is hoped that this new laboratory will be the cornerstone for the development of an innovative Energy Research Center within the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
John Patten is the director of the Wind Turbine Lab and manages the Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) program