Project Examples

Analysis and Testing of Solar Panels

Course: 25.108 - Introduction to Engineering II (Mechanical Engineering)
Instructor: Sammy Shina
Partner:Greater Lowell Technical High School (GLTHS)

Project Description:Analysis and Testing of Solar Panels. First year engineering students developed presentations for GLTHS students to demonstrate benefits of solar energy, and to introduce the highs school students to the engineering discipline and use of engineering analysis and calculations to predict outcomes. The UML Mechanical Engineering first year students were very enthused about the presentation, and worked extra hard, much more than the regular students within the course, to achieve the results. The GLTH students were motivated by the UML ME students’ presentation and inspired to inquire about the environment and about preparing for college after High School graduations.

Learning objectives met by the S-L project were for UML students to:

  • Develop and present their projects to 2 GLTHS classes
  • Develop public speaking and presentation skills

Community objectives met by the S-L project:

  • Introduce engineering disciplines to the high school students
  • Increased awareness of high school students regarding environmental issues