This paper summarizes and describes the discussions, outcomes, and survey results from a first-of-its-kind workshop that focused on electricity access education at the undergraduate engineering level in the United States. In this context, “electricity access” refers to the provision of electricity in under-resourced settings, usually in developing countries or under-served communities. The two-day workshop convened 24 university educators, industry and non-profit practitioners, government stakeholders, and students with the goal of expanding and enhancing the state of electricity access education in the United States. The workshop held targeted panel sessions on methods and best practices of incorporating electricity access themes into the classroom, student projects, undergraduate research, as well as a practitioner panel. Surveys of perceptions of the state of energy access education were conducted during the workshop. The surveys and discussion show a perceived opportunity to expand electricity access education at universities in the United States and the need for additional course materials, textbooks, and references.
Louie, Henry; Singh, Pritpal; Urquizo, Javier; and Tran, My-Loan, "A Workshop for Electricity Access Educators" (2023). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Scholarship. 3.