November 9, 2021

Are you interested in participating in an interdisciplinary Industry Capstone Project? This project would involve 4-6 students, including one to two graduate students from ECE, working together with Chemical Engineering DIRECT students during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2022. This project is sponsored by Alaska Center for Energy and Power.  

About the project:

By joining this project, graduate students are guaranteed admission into the NSF-funded clean energy program. Students would also have access to ChemE 545, 546, 547 (2 classes in WIN and one in SPR). This student team will get real-world data science experience working with a non-profit on clean energy policy matters.

Desirable skills: Power system analysis data science


A project technical mentor at Alaska Center for Energy and Power, with faculty mentor Prof. Dave Beck in ChemE will work with the students to develop publicly accessible Alaska-based power system models developed in Siemens PSS/e, PowerWorld, OpenDDS, and/or Milsoft Windmil and associated load and generation data representing seasonable and futuristic scenarios.  

If interested, or if you would like more information, please email Dave Beck at with your resume and a brief statement about your interest in the project.  You are also strongly encouraged to attend the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Virtual Industry Capstone Program Pitch Event to hear directly from Alaska Center for Energy and Power and ask questions. The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, Nov 18, from 3-4:30 p.m. (PST) at the following link:

 Meeting ID: 982 0834 3881

Passcode: 852574