Hydrogen Education Curriculum Path at Michigan Technological University
DOE Managers: DOE Golden Field Project Officer: Gregory Kleen DOE HQ Technology Manager: Carole Read Project Objective: The objective of this project was four-fold. First, we developed new courses in alternative energy and hydrogen laboratory and update existing courses in fuel cells. Secondly, we developed hydrogen technology degree programs. Thirdly, we developed hydrogen technology related course material for core courses in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical
... ring. Finally, we developed fuel cell subject material to supplement the Felder & Rousseau and the Geankoplis chemical engineering undergraduate textbooks. Background: There is a need to educate students on the advantages and disadvantages of a hydrogen economy. This is important since hydrogen has been proposed for use in transportation applications as a replacement fuel for gasoline, with fuel cells replacing the internal combustion engine. This project developed a curriculum focused on hydrogen technology and hydrogen fuel cells. Current efforts are focused on curriculum development in two areas: new course development and development of modules that can be used to supplement the traditional curriculum with information about hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The modules are available on a Michigan Technological University website. During the course of this project, over 480 students were taught about hydrogen and fuel cells. Status: This is the final technical report for this three year project. Over course of the project, progress has been made on several fronts which will now be described.