Title: Graduate Automotive Technology Education in energy storage systems - GATE Penn State

Authors: Donald Tallon, Robin Streit, Chao-Yang Wang, Charles Bakis, Clive Randall, Mike Lanagan, Joel Anstrom, David Jonassen, Rose Marra, Judi Wakhungu

Addresses: Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA. Penn State University, University Park, PA 16801, USA.

Abstract: A new graduate program has been established at Penn State University in the area of in-vehicle, high-power, energy storage systems. A curriculum supporting the educational focus of batteries, ultra-capacitors, and flywheels is described. The need for broad partnership is discussed. GATE Penn State benefits that are provided to a broad range of existing and potential partners, as depicted in Figure 1, are also discussed. Unique to this centre is a hybrid and electric vehicle educational continuum that has been established, spanning from early elementary to graduate school. The GATE Center was established with funding from the US Department of Energy.

Keywords: graduate engineering education; battery; flywheel; supercapacitor; ultracapacitor; energy storage; GATE; automotive technology; hybrid electric vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000417

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.534-541

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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