New Course Offering: “EGG293 - Renewable Energy"
The SUNY New Paltz Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is offering a new course this coming spring entitled Renewable Energy. This 3-credit course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. The target audience is non-engineering students who have a genuine interest in “Green Technologies” such as, solar, biomass, hydro, wind, and geothermal energies.
Large-scale solar energy system located at the New Paltz Town Hall, within minutes from the SUNY New Paltz Campus.
The Renewable Energy course will have a practical flavor; students will perform hands-on projects, meet experts in the field, and visit working renewable energy sites. It will be taught by Lecturer Michael Otis, who has over 25 years of teaching experience, most of which is in technological-based fields.
In addition to teaching, Michael has 10 years of engineering-related industrial experience and is currently working with several of his senior engineering undergraduate students as technical consultant for The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC) based in Kingston, NY. TSEC’s current projects are related to bringing large scale renewable energy solutions to our area’s agricultural farms.
The picture shows a preliminary discussion on a solar energy project at Wright’s Farm, located in Gardiner, NY. In the background, from left to right, Michael Otis and Wright’s Farm’s owner Mike Boylan; in the foreground, from left to right, senior engineering students Adam Schoenwald, Robert Dickman and Kenneth Cheung.
For additional information on this course contact Michael Otis at:
Office: Resnick Engineering Hall room 210,
Phone: 845-257-3827, or