Engineering Laboratories Used for Summer Workshops for High School Teachers


Several faculty and administrators from three WV high schools attended a two week workshop to receive specialized training for a series of new energy and power high school courses. The workshop, coordinated by Dr. Richard Begley an engineering faculty member, included the hands on training for bench top laboratory experiments integrated with LabView data acquisition and analysis hardware and software. The experiments included the construction and monitoring of an electrical motor, wind and water turbines in addition to a heat exchanger. Workshops are also being planned for additional schools from WV and other states next summer.

From left to right,
1. John Winston, Assistant Principal Lewis County High School – standing
2. Tim Beasley, Kanawha County Schools, Ben Franklin Technical Center – seated
3. Dustin Cogar, Lewis County, Lewis County High School – seated
4. Mark Smith, Teacher Lewis County High School – standing