The U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s wind workforce development project as a success story for its effective use of a 2010 Energy Department grant to develop a series of continuing education short courses in civil design and construction for wind energy power plants.
The project, led by Engineering Professional Development Program Director James Tinjum, extended educational opportunities in civil design and construction to both practicing engineers and university students. These efforts support the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 initiative, by increasing the number of professionals and students skilled in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and advancement of wind power technology.
Read more about how UW–Madison and EPD have contributed to this initiative and explore EPD’s courses in alternative energy and electric power generation, including the online course for university credit, “Wind Energy Site Design and Construction.”
EPD Program Director Ned Paschke was published in the July 2012 issue of Water Environment Federation’s national magazine. Paschke’s article explored energy saving opportunities in pumping facilities and lift stations, looking at pump technologies, hydraulic principles, and real-world operating constraints.
Read the full article here, or view upcoming water and wastewater courses developed and taught by Paschke.
Paschke’s article was invited for publication by the Water Environment Federation, and was based on a workshop and paper by Paschke, given at their national conference in Los Angeles in October 2011.
An article by EPD Program Directors Howard Rosen, PhD, Program Director, and Stephen T. Pudloski, PE, was published in the American Public Works Association Reporter. The article profiles Donald C. Stone and his dedication to the American Public Works Association.
In 1935, two public works organizations each independently asked Donald C. Stone to become their Executive Director. Stone was already by then highly respected on a national and international level, having led successful public works projects and consulting on public works management. Stone agreed to serve, only if these organizations would agree to merge. Working part-time as the Interim Executive Director, Stone introduced initiatives to increase membership, develop programs, and generate resources. By the time the American Public Works Association (APWA) was officially launched in 1937, Stone had built a solid foundation of resources that allowed the organization to flourish. Read more of this profile of and tribute to Donald C. Stone and his dedication to the APWA.
View upcoming public works and municipal courses from UW–Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development.