Sustainable Energy Technologies: An International Perspective in Germany

Sustainable Energy Technologies: An International Perspective in Germany

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Dates: May 10-24, 2020

3 credits: ENGT 22670


This two-week, interdisciplinary program includes lectures and demonstrations on various energy technologies; presentations on European and German history, geography, and culture; industrial tours; and sightseeing excursions to Berlin and Hamburg.   Our hosts are faculty at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbuettel, Germany (near Braunschweig).  This course should be of interest to students in various majors, especially engineering and technology.  


Preliminary Itinerary

Sunday, May 10th

          Travel to Germany

Monday, May 11th

          Guided city tour of Wolfenbuettel

          Welcome Dinner, Forsthaus

Tuesday, May 12th

          Class time: Geography, History and Economy

          Class time: Wind Energy


          Class time: Wind Energy

          Visit Wind Farm, Dardesheim

Wednesday, May 13th

          Class time: Geography, History and Economy

          Class time: Photovoltaics


          Class time: Photovoltaics

          Free time in evening

Thursday, May 14th

          Visit Klimahaus, Bremerhaven

          City tour of Bremen

Friday, May 15th

          Class time: Hydropower

          Class time: Renewable Energy in Germany


          Class time: Finiteness of Fossil Fuels

          Class time: Geothermics

          BBQ Party

Saturday, May 16th

          Free time

          Examination Part 1

          Free time

Sunday, May 17th

          Individual student trip to Berlin

Monday, May 18th

          Class time: Fuel Cells - Basics

          Class time: Climate Change and Energy Storage


          Class time: Energy Renovation of Buildings

          Visit Solvis Solar Energy Technology, Braunschweig

Tuesday, May 19th

          Factory Tour Airbus, Hamburg

Wednesday, May 20th

          Class time: Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines


          Free time

          Visit Old Silver Mine Rammelsberg, Goslar

Thursday, May 21st

          Class time: Eloectrical Vehicle Charging Technology


          Class time: Geography, History and Economy

          Factory tour Volkswagen Autostadt, Wolfsburg

Friday, May 22nd

          Free time

          Examination Part 2

          Lunch at Park Hotel

          Free time

          Farewell Party

Saturday, May 23rd

          Travel to United States


Contact program leader Anne Lucietto via email with your questions. 

Program Flyer

Department Location Duration Professor
Engineering Technology Germany Maymester/Summer Anne Lucietto