Recently, the CPA team sat down with 2021 award recipients to discuss the motivation for their academic focus on renewable energy and their long-term environmental goals.
A big issue right now is where to get the mass amount of power needed to supply our nation's energy supply. So either you're going to have solar farms, which take up a lot of space, there's wind, which isn't incredibly efficient. There's hydro, which creates a lot of environmental problems like dams. But if you're talking about hydroelectric in the way of like ocean and tidal power, I think that could be something super interesting coming up. But one thing's for sure is that the infrastructure is going to have to be significantly built up in the upcoming years in order to transfer away from that non-renewable source of energy.
So I just wanted to be like that and help out. I also wanted to save the environment, because my main goal is to start working on electric vehicles. Hopefully with Tesla, maybe with Lucid, maybe another up and coming EV. And I guess my goal is not only to work for an electric vehicle company, but maybe to start my own. I would say that's the ultimate goal.
And I'm still learning, you know. Every day I think of as an opportunity to learn more about my field of electrical engineering. I got into it really late. This is another piece of advice for anybody who's in electrical engineering: you're never really too late to learn it.