The FREEDM Systems Center College Education Program was designed to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists to research renewable energy based electric power systems. Creating a pipeline of future leaders and innovators through the development of new academic courses / degree programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels remains a key FREEDM Systems Center goal. The Center Pre-college Education program develops this pipeline notion through work with middle and high school teachers and students.

FREEDM education

The FREEDM Systems Center Education Program Directors are:

North Carolina State University (
Dr. Mesut Baran, College Education Program Director
Dr. Pam Carpenter, Interim Education Program Director

Arizona State University (
Dr. George Karady, College Education
Dr. Keith Holbert, Pre-college Education

Florida State University (
Dr. Petru Andrei, College Education
Dr. Chris Edrington, Pre-college Education

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (
Dr. Mark Weatherspoon, College Education

Missouri Science and Technology University (
Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi, Pre-College Education

Education Directors at each university coordinate a network of education programs strategically planned to recruit and retain a diverse group of students who participate in Center sponsored degree programs, research experiences, fellowships, and international collaborations.