Lawrence Feist, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy Major at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College was developed by Larry Feist, to address several new and growing industries in Ohio and Middle America. These industries include; photovoltaic panel manufacturing, wind turbine component manufacturing, fuel cell manufacturing, photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal and wind turbine installation and service, energy efficiency companies/consultants and more.

These new technologies are an application of traditional electro-mechanical technologies and require the traditional foundation of an electro-mechanical program. In a broad sense, Renewable Energy is more than the technologies mentioned above, but is the first, new large scale, brick and mortar manufacturing job potential in many, many years.

In the fall of 2009 Feist became program chair of Power Systems Engineering Technology (PSET). And since then has created a PSET Smart Grid major, again addressing new technologies for the regon.

  • Chaired the Energy Task Force Team for Mayor Mallory’s Climate Initiative Program for Cincinnati, now on the city wide Steering Committee
  • Founding Board Member of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
  • Member of an ad hoc climate committee at Cincinnati State with a charge of reducing our colleges impact on global climate change
  • Created an outreach program delivering the message of energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energies to grades K to 12
  • Created the State of Ohio’s first Renewable Energy Major to be approved by the Ohio Board of Regents
  • Created the State of Ohio’s first Smart Grid Major to be approved by the Ohio Board of Regents
  • Former board member of the Civic Garden Center and advisor to their Green Learning Station
  • Member of the Western Wildlife Corridor
  • Member of Green Energy Ohio
  • Member of the American Solar Energy Society
  • Member of IEEE

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