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Our sabbatical year in Kenya

The Nordmans will spend the 2012-2013 school year in Kenya! My Fulbright proposal to teach and do research on wind energy at Kenyatta University was accepted. I’ll be teaching classes in Kenyatta’s Dept. of Environmental Studies and Community Development and possibly a seminar in wind energy in the Dept. of Energy Engineering. Jen has applied […]

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Charging Our Mobile Devices with Wind Power

Dr. Erik Nordman is working with Chadwick International School in Songdo, South Korea to install wind-powered laptop and cell phone charging stations.

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Assessment Buoy Deployment in Lake Michigan

A team of researchers from Grand Valley State University (including Erik Nordman), University of Michigan, and Michigan Natural Features Inventory will deploy a first-of-its-kind wind assessment buoy in Lake Michigan. The buoy will include a LiDAR wind sensor as well as sensors to detect birds and bats and measure waves and currents. http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/03/lake_michigan_buoy_approval_pu.html

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