When Wendy Delgado studied chemical engineering at CSULB, she was one of only 10 women in the 200-student major. Often, she’d be the only woman in her class. To fit in, she wore a baseball cap and no makeup. After graduation in 1996, Delgado went on to work for Johnson & Johnson, where she is now a staff software quality engineer. Continue reading “College Opens Labs for Homecoming”
The Fall Engineering Distinguished Lecture will tackle a topic very much in the news: energy storage. While the overheating of lithium-ion battery in smartphones is currently receiving much attention, energy storage on a large scale is equally important.
The amount of electrical energy derived from photovoltaic and wind sources varies with time, day of the week, season, weather, and other factors. Electrical energy must be stored during times when production exceeds consumption, and returned to the grid when production falls below consumption. Large-scale electrical energy storage is the single most challenging issues that California faces as it moves toward more dependence on renewable sources. Continue reading “Fall Engineering Distinguished Lecture Tackles Energy Storage”