Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

J. Paul Sims

Committee Members

William K. Hemphill, W. Andrew Clark, Guanghsu A. Chang


East Tennessee State has partnered with David Crockett High School through the Federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. This year's project is an alternative energy greenhouse, which incorporates solar panels and a wind turbine. The focus is on familiarizing students with control systems including programmable logic controllers and power management. There is also an emphasis on the importance of green engineering.

The high school's students have been involved in the design and development of every aspect of the system. The development of the system is ongoing and will be further integrated into classes in the fall semester. This unique project requires the students to use classroom skills in real world circumstances. The hope is that allowing the students to be involved with projects such as this will encourage them to take higher math and science courses and pursue a college degree in the science and engineering fields.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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