Last Monday, Dec 1st, Professor Rodney James and 12 students drove to NREL (the National Renewable Energy Lab) in Golden, Colorado. We were given a hour long presentation that outlined research that happens at the laboratory. It seems that the laboratory is doing everything from looking at cutting edge solar power technology, hydrogen cars and even how to put cutting edge environmentally friendly technology into industry. Also, the presentation discussed the sustainable architecture of almost every system on the NREL campus. It seems that there are endless opportunities for applied mathematics in the projects at NREL. Certainly, their summer internships will see a few CC applications this year.
After the presentation, the van went to a tasty Mediterranean restaurant to grab some dinner and discuss the presentation.