Student Spotlight - Alex Schmitt
Class of 2016
While at UE, Alex helped lead the Alternative Energy ChangeLab project, working with the team who obtained a $90,000 grant to install solar panels at the Carver Community Center. He also helped coach subsequent projects with physics professor Angela Reisetter PhD and is working on an interdisciplinary solar project to help restore power schools in Puerto Rico.
Now a photovoltaic specialist at Morton Solar, LLC, Alex designs solar panel installations for houses, businesses, and utilities. He determines project profitability and orders job materials. Alex has helped install systems and acted as crew foreman for one of the company’s larger installs.
“My dream job is to develop technology that makes solar panels or batteries more efficient and powerful,” said Alex. “I want to revolutionize how we view, create, and use energy.”