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OEO Faculty Engagement Fellowship winner

Dr. Nga Nguyen

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Dr. Nga Nguyen, is an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

· 2017 Ph.D. Michigan State University-Electrical and Computer Engineering
· 2007 M.S. Hanoi University of Science and Technology-Electrical Engineering
· 2005 B.S. Hanoi University of Science and Technology-Electrical Engineering

Teaching: I am teaching some courses in Power Systems area: Power Engineering, Reliability of Engineering Systems, Electric Machines and Power Systems, Digital Signal Processing.

Research: My research focuses on the impact of renewable energy on the control, stability and reliability of power system, with an emphasis on the impact of wind power on system frequency stability and reliability. I am also interested in the optimization of system operation and application of energy storage to improve power system stability and reliability. I am also working on the implementation of reme

Project Abstract: Small Scale Renewable Energy Generation: Early Education for Children of Wyoming about Renewable Energy Resources

Since the inception of electrical form of energy, electrical load demand is mostly fulfilled by power generated from conventional energy sources such as coal, gas etc. The process of electrical energy production from fossil fuel energy sources has caused a great deal of increase in emission levels. The matter has been of great concern which led to swift growth and application of renewable energy sources (RERs) for electrical power production. Some of the prominent states in the U.S. have committed to produce up to 8% of total power from RERs. With the special geographical features, Wyoming is significantly rich in RERs to produce electrical power. Renewable sources based power generation is also in a very conducive manner considering the state’s comparatively lesser dense population. However, a very little production of electricity from RERs had been observed in Wyoming until 2019. The long term change can be made by educating the young generation about the benefits of RERs and how to use them. The goal of this project is to introduce the fundamental operation of some popular RERs generations to WY students at an early stage in their K-12 education. To accomplish this goal, an outreach-inreach program called “Small-scale renewable energy generations” is designed to improve middle school students’ concepts and viewpoints towards science and environmental benefits by exposing them to the “simple” operation of RERs generations through hands-on activities at their home institution and at UW.

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