Woodruff School Partners with Siemens to Launch New Course
Mar 23, 2023 — Atlanta, GA
The course, Electric Vehicles & the Grid, is providing a transformative learning experience to Georgia Tech students while preparing them to charge into the future.
Over 9% of global passenger vehicle sales last year were electric vehicles (EVs) according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. EV sales are surging due to a combination of policy support, improvements in battery technology, more charging infrastructure, and new compelling vehicles from automakers.
To address the rapid growth in the EV industry, the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering has partnered with Siemens to offer a new course, Electric Vehicles & the Grid. The course launched in the spring semester and is providing a transformative learning experience to Georgia Tech students while preparing them to charge into the future.
With a focus on innovation and sustainability, Electric Vehicles & the Grid teaches engineering principles of electric transportation and the energy infrastructure. The class also covers the emerging technologies of batteries, renewables, and connectivity that will allow further optimization of the products with the grid.
Although EV courses are taught across the nation, the class's additional focus on the grid is a component that is missing from courses taught at other institutions.