ENGR333 project Fall 2004


In the Fall 2004 semester, I assigned the first in a long series of ENGR333 all-class projects.

I challenged the students to “construct a realistic plan to get Calvin off the grid, meaning that Calvin would own and operate on-site facilities that generate all the electricity that the campus consumes.”


The customer for this project was Calvin’s VP for finance Henry DeVries.


The assignment can be found at the following link.

2004 project assignment

Both sections combined to present an engineering department seminar.

2004 seminar

Students in section A decided to pursue a co-generation solution.

2004 co-generation

Students in section B decided to pursue a wind generation solution.

2004 wind