STEM is taught by Dr. Crowthers. In the first half of STEM, known as “STEM 1”, every student engages in a five-month long independent research project. In this class we learn practices that real scientists do during their research, such as grant writing, proposals, and project planning. We begin to develop our ideas through brainstorming, and later dive deeper through thorough research. After creating a solid foundation, we start testing and acquiring data. Finally, we neatly wrap up our hard work by using the technical writing skills we acquired, creating a professional product which we are proud of.
In future road networks most vehicles are predicted to run on electricity, which is produced in factories that create greenhouse gases. These are harmful to the environment, so it would be important to minimize energy consumption in electric vehicles.
The goal of this project is to create a model for a centralized traffic system that synchronizes traffic signals with electric vehicles in order to minimize energy consumption.
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