Sustainability Education and Laboratory Training for Workforce Enhancement at Maine Maritime Academy

This project seeks to strengthen the educational pipeline of skilled transportation leaders through developing modern training laboratories for integrated sustainability education. Next generation transportation leaders will be tasked with identification and implementation of emerging technologies while managing operational impacts on the environmental. To address this demand, METEL will work with Maine Maritime Academy Faculty to develop a new sustainability curriculum and enable laboratory training capabilities to enhance student awareness of environmental concerns and evaluate new technologies for their operational and societal benefits. METEL will enhance the educational opportunity to all students on campus through the creation of a Sustainability Minor. New courses to be developed include Introduction to Environmental Sustainability, Pollution Control and Remediation, Air Pollution and Emissions Testing and Control, and Alternative Fuels. Curriculum development will additionally assess opportunities in continuing education modules that are based on these new courses. Courses will be tailored to transportation and engineering majors, but will be suitable for all majors. The courses will introduce current topics, present relevant scientific information and provide laboratory training for modern technology evaluation and environment al monitoring. Laboratories housed in the Maine Maritime Academy’s American Bureau of Shipping Center for Engineering, Science and Research will be enhanced by implementing new training equipment to education students for transportation careers. These laboratories include the Materials Science Laboratory, Thermal/Fluid Laboratory, Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Center for Strategic Maintenance and Engineering. This project will develop critical training equipment and procedures to increase student access to modern measurement techniques and technology operations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC43

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maine Maritime Academy

    Pleasant Street
    Castine, Maine  United States  04420
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kimball, Richard

  • Start Date: 20190101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01703401
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Marine Engine Testing and Emissions Laboratory
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC43
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2019 10:41PM