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YSP Seminars

Here you can find the Powerpoint presentations from the YSP seminars:

  • The Smart Grid: Qinran Hu, PhD Canidate: Explainining the importance of the grid and how it can benefit consumers. Smart Grids are capable of sensing system overloads, they prevent or minimize a potential outage, and work autonomously when conditions require resolution faster than humans can respond.
  • Power System Overview: Mr. Erin Wills CURENT Education Coordinator: Discussing the history of Power Systems and the Transmission and Distibution of Power. Reviwing PMU’s, FNET, Smart Grid, etc.
  • Power Electronics Overview: Prof. Daniel Costinett, CURENT Co-Director of Education and Diversity: Discussing Power Electronics and the difference in AC and DC currents. Also learned about numerous Electronic Circuit applications that we use everyday.
  • Fundamentals of the Electric Grid: Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT Director: You will learn about numerous components pertaining to the grid. What is three phase power? What is reactive power? What is electric power?
  • Energy Conservation_A Social-Psych Approach: Dr. Xiaojing Xu and Dr. Chen, CURENT Director of Education and Diversity: Learning the importance and certain methods of social psychology.
  • AC_DC Instructions: Terence Randall, PhD Candidate: Within this experiment, we will learn  how to do a simple AC to DC conversion. We will learn how to operate specific equipment in order to do.
  • Bull Run: Coal Fired Power Generation: Mr. Foy, CURENT Research Experience for Teachers participant: We will learn the basic ideals of a Coal Fired Power Generation. Knowing more about conceptual equations, air cycle, steam cycle, etc.
  • TCIPG: Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid: Grid information, time-sensitive pricing, power economics, energy storage, etc.
  • Mobile Networking and Sensing Systems: Dr. Wei Gao, Assistant Professor EECS: Learning more about wireless communication, mobile networks, Biomedical sensing and its importance in everyday life and human interaction
  • Power Systems I: By Mr. Erin Wills, CURENT Education Coordinator
  • Power Systems II: By Dr. Jing Wang, Visiting Faculty


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