2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Academic Symposium
Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Student Education - UC Davis PI Systems for learning & research
UC Davis has used the PI System to form the backbone of the operations and sustainability programs on campus for several years. Campus Utilities is a partner in the educational outcomes of students making data available for anyone on the internet as well as targeted classes.
Kiernan will provide an overview of the PI System at UC Davis and the uses in the Energy Conservation Office (ECO). She will highlight where ECO has partnered with professors to engage students in experimental learning using Smart Campus Data from the PI System. Finally she will describe the student team working with the PI Web API to develop products for ECO engineers.
Jill will describe one of the most engaged research efforts on campus that has partnered with UC Davis Operations. The Robert Mondavi Institute vision is to develop a net-zero water, electric and carbon teaching winery of the future. The Department of Viticulture and Enology partnered with the UC Davis Operations team, the Mechanical Engineering department and OSIsoft to apply for a grant from the California Energy Commission to create a microgrid within campus to meet their goals for a net-Zero, energy independent facility.
University of California Davis
Kiernan manages a team of five to develop a suite of tools for UC Davis students, staff and faculty to learn about and contribute to energy use on campus. She works from concept to production including stakeholders and developers to create the products available to the campus community. She also is leads the marketing efforts on campus and outreach to similar groups on other campus settings. On behalf of the Energy Conservation Office, Kiernan has led several student groups as a partnership with campus professors. Kiernan holds a BS in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis with an Honors Thesis in Environmental Economics.
Jill is the Project Manager of the “UC Davis Demonstration of community scale low cost highly efficient PV and energy management system”. At UC Davis, Jill establishes and advances best practice designs for high efficiency food and beverage production. She develops and manages a research portfolio addressing a broad variety of food and beverage industry needs in the areas of water and energy minimization, rainwater recovery and treatment, alternative energy generation, and byproduct recovery. Previous to UC Davis, Jill worked for NASA as an Engineer and Manager on a diverse variety of projects. She holds a BS EE from University of Texas and a MS CSE from University of Houston.