EAP Students Present on Capstones at Networking Event

How do EAP students put their learning into practice? The EAP Capstone course, an integral part of the curriculum, allows students to take their course knowledge outside the confines of a lecture hall. Students work in teams on an issue of real-world significance for an outside client – truly the Wisconsin Idea in action, or in other words, the idea that the University of Wisconsin should improve the lives of people beyond the classroom.

As part of concluding the capstones, each group presented at a joint EAP/Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) networking event on May 2. AESP is a community of committed energy professionals and offers professional development opportunities. The Wisconsin Chapter of AESP hosted the networking event with EAP at the Wisconsin Energy Institute. The event has become an annual tradition, and now AESP also has EAP representation among its leadership, with EAP alum Mikhaila Calice serving as the Communications Chair.

EAP students networking before capstone presentations in Wisconsin Energy Institute lobby.

After networking and grabbing refreshments, each of the EAP capstone teams gave a flash talk on their project. The guidelines were simple – 5 minutes of speaking and only one slide. The five presentations were titled as follows:

  1. Value of Solar
  2. Data Management Best Practices for Low-Cost PM2.5 Sensor Implementation in Madison
  3. Charting the Path to Carbon Neutrality: Sustainable Energy Recommendations for Eau Claire County
  4. Addressing Electricity Demand at Alliant Energy Center
  5. Impacts of Mandating Integrated Resource Plans

Great work to all teams on your presentations! We are looking forward to the same event next year with another round of impactful capstones. If you are interested in working with EAP on a capstone, please reach out to Scott Williams.