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Summer 2016
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Machine Shop
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Examples of
Participant Research

Previous Years'
Participants

Club du Soleil is the extracurricur solar energy research club (and social activity) created and run by our REU participants. Students work collaboratively or individually on projects that they choose. Dr. Alex Cronin has generously allowed the REU program to use his solar energy lab for this purpose, and has also offered partial funding as well as donated considerable resources both in equipment and in knowledgeable people.



Solar lab creations:

Solar tower
2012
  
Hovercraft
2013
Photovoltaic Projects:
 
  • Development of 1-D Sensor & Tracker

  • Development of 2-D Sensor & Tracker

  • Development of Water Cooling Techniques

  • Development of Portable Solar Panel Measuring Station



Thermodynamic Projects:
 
  • Development of Fresnel Lens Powered Solar Steam Engine

  • Applied Mathematics Study of Solar Towers and Construction of Working Model

  • Investigation of Use of the Seebeck Effect in Peltier Devices