Could power generated from swimming laps create the next wave in sustainable energy?
With the help of an oscillating water column and a summer undergraduate research grant, sophomore Yinger "Eagle" Jin discovered waves made by swimmers in the campus pool produce enough electricity to power 10 100-watt lightbulbs for a day. Jin's research, inspired by assistant professor of mathematics Sarah Mason's first-year seminar class on the mathematics of sustainable energy and funded by the URECA Center, lends new insights into how wave energy is captured and used.
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