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Author O'Neill-Carrillo, E. ♦ Pomales-Garcia, C. ♦ Irizarry-Rivera, A. ♦ Contreras, E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Proposals ♦ Power system stability ♦ Computer aided instruction ♦ Videoconferences ♦ graduate education ♦ Electrical engineering education ♦ sustainable development ♦ distance learning
Abstract An education collaboration between the University of APEC (UNAPEC) in the Dominican Republic and the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) yielded a novel Masters Program completed by fifteen Dominican engineers using sustainable energy as focus. The authors proposed and executed this distance learning program with collaboration from Engineering and Social Sciences professors. The program addressed the Dominican energy problem from a technical perspective, but also considered and integrated social aspects of the problem. This education paradigm provided an integrated perspective of the local and regional energy dilemma needed to advance a sustainable energy future in countries with scarce traditional energy sources. After the courses were completed, each student presented a Masters project proposal. The proposals were reviewed by UPRM, UNAPEC faculty and in some instances by the supervisors of the students at the transmission company. All projects addressed a technical need existing in the Dominican power system. Each student defended the work before a panel composed of three to four UNAPEC faculty, and two to three UPRM faculty (using videoconference). Assessment results for the program reveal that program objectives were successfully attained.
Description Author affiliation: Univ. of APEC, Santo Domingo, Dominica (Contreras, E.) || Ind. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (Pomales-Garcia, C.) || Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (O'Neill-Carrillo, E.; Irizarry-Rivera, A.)
ISBN 9781479984541
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-10-21
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 717.33 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library