Outcomes

To date the curriculum has been adopted at five California State University and University of California campuses, with faculty at several other campuses in these two systems and outside California expressing interest. Approximately 1,100 students have participated in the curriculum, with two of them going on to work as paid interns at industry partner Protonex Technology Corporation.

A monitoring and evaluation component tracked student learning and faculty and student opinions of the curriculum. Assessment outcomes showed that use of the curriculum did advance student comprehension of hydrogen fundamentals at the same time the students were meeting the existing learning objectives of the engineering courses in which the curriculum was used. Students and teachers alike responded positively to the lesson plans and the hydrogen experiment equipment.

H2E3 Project Reports and Papers

  • Final Technical Report (coming soon)
  • Dunne, Ryan and Brett Selvig. “Project Updates: Hydrogen Energy In Engineering Education (H2E3).” SERC Energy News. Fall 2011.
  • Zoellick, James I. “First Responder Training for UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station Hydrogen Fueling Station.” May 2011.
  • Petroske, Jared. “Positive Energy: The Schatz Energy Research Center is Building a Renewable Future Today.” Humboldt Magazine. Spring 2011.
  • Engel, Richard. “Hydrogen Energy in Engineering Education (H2E3).” Presentation for U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting. May 10, 2011.
  • Lipman, Timothy. “Hydrogen Production and Storage for Fuel Cells: Current Status.” webinar presentation for DOE/Clean Energy States Alliance/Technology Transition Corporation Brown Bag Series on hydrogen and fuel cells. February 2, 2011 www.cleanenergystates.org/resource-library/resource/hydrogen-production-and-storage-for-fuel-cells-current-status-presentation-by-tim-lipman
  • Cashman, E., R. Engel, and P. Lehman (2010). “Work In Progress - Hydrogen Energy in Engineering Education,” Proceedings of the 40th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October, Arlington, VA, IEEE Catalog number: 978-1-4244-6262-9/10.
  • Blekhman, D., J. Keith, A. Sleiti, E. Cashman, P. Lehman, R. Engel, M. Mann, and H. Salehfar (2010). “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Education Program Part I: Curriculum," ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY.
  • Blekhman, D., J. Keith, A. Sleiti, E. Cashman, P. Lehman, R. Engel, M. Mann, and H. Salehfar (2010). "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Education Program Part II: Laboratory Practicum,” ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY.
  • Schatz Energy Research Center. “Tools for Teaching about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.” 2010.
  • Lehman, Peter A. “Hydrogen Energy in Engineering Education (H2E3).” Presentation for U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting. June 10, 2010.
  • Lehman, Peter A. “Hydrogen Energy in Engineering Education (H2E3).” Presentation for U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting. May 21, 2009.
  • Schatz Energy Research Center. Fuel Cell Test Station Operation and Maintenance Guide. 2009.
  • Engel, Richard. “Project Update: University Hydrogen Curriculum,” SERC Energy News. Spring 2009.
  • Engel, Richard. “University H2 Curriculum Project Gets Underway,” SERC Energy News. Winter 2008.
  • Lehman, Peter and Engel, Richard. “Hydrogen Education for California’s Public Universities: Project Overview.” Presentation for project kickoff meeting. Oct. 30, 2008.
Media Coverage
  • Demonstration of H2E3 Lab Equipment at Schatz Lab Building Dedication, Sept. 2, 2011 (Courtesy of Bob Doran, North Coast Journal)

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