For decades, American energy companies have tried to persuade customers to use less energy. Using giveaways and various other financial incentives, utilities have promoted new light bulbs, miserly showerheads and smart thermostats.
Ask microgrid pioneer Bob Lasseter about the origins of the microgrid and he cuts straight to the engineering, talking about a small but powerful generator he saw once in 1998 and how it got him thinking.
At a Feb. 17, 2017, ceremony, College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson honored 10 faculty and staff for their exceptional research, teaching and service. The award recipients include:
Byron Bird Award for Excellence in a Research Publication
Recipient: David Beebe
These are some of the comments Cathy Middlecamp remembers hearing during her career in science at UW-Madison, where she was hired as a lecturer in 1979.