Dr. Nathalia Peixoto, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, challenged students to move their learning off the design screen and into real life. The university gave permission to build the eight person work station outside University Hall, on the south side, of course. The station includes six AC outlets, twelve USB ports, an LED television screen and Wi-Fi powered by a battery enclosed in the support for the table.
The students were imaginative and true to their commitment to environmental sustainability in the finishing touches. They collected discarded beverage bottles from local businesses, sorted them by color, smashed them, then used them to create a mosaic patterned with the glass set into concrete and subsequently polished it.
The Volgenau School hopes for one in our own backyard, now, to showcase solar-energy-meets-student-