2015 RET Participants

Collected below are the materials developed during the Summer 2015 RET program. During the four week long program, teachers developed curriculum for the courses, presented a poster of their project ideas, and presented an end-of-term presentation of their accomplishments. There Read more

Light Activities

Various activities regarding the construction of a light bulb from household items and a homemade jar lantern. http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/build-a-light-bulb-circuit-science/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lantern/?ALLSTEPS

AC Power Activities

Instructions on how to create an AC electric generator from few items, including a magnet, wire and a nail. http://amasci.com/coilgen/generator_2.html#gramme http://www.creative-science.org.uk/gen1.html

Electric Trains and Cars

Articles describing the newest electric cars and trains along with all of their setbacks and compositions are found below. http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/chapter17.html http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/A_Brief_History_of_Standard_Manhattan_Elevated_Cars http://gajitz.com/roll-on-worlds-very-first-electric-car-brought-back-to-life/ http://press.porsche.com/news/release.php?id=642

Nuclear Plant Simulations

“Simulate a pressurized water, nuclear fission power plant. User controls all major plant operations to generate safe and cost effective electrical power. The GAMTECH simulator will create random events such as fires, equipment failures, earthquakes, and even terrorist attacks.” http://www.nuclearpowersimulator.com/ Read more

Electric Grid Simulations

Design a grid system that incorporates demand response, along with proper reactions to blackouts and outages.  “Simscape Power Systems helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance.” http://www.powerworld.com/solutions/faculty https://code.google.com/archive/p/gridspice/ http://spacedout.fries.net/~david/cs39x/cs39xusman.html http://www.gridlabd.org/ http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Projects/gridcontrol/ POWER GRID SIMULATION Electrical Power Systems Simulation Read more

Circuit Simulations

“Install accurate analog and digital circuit simulations in seconds, using schematics and wiring diagrams.” https://www.circuitlab.com/ ECE 6721: Analog Integrated Circuit Lab Circuit Simulator | Clemson University, South Carolina