URI TodaySaturday, October 25, 2014
URI engineering student on a mission for clean energy
As Tabitha Koehn’s train raced across northern Germany, the University of Rhode Island student saw the morning sun glisten off wind turbines dotting the landscape. At that moment, Koehn, long interested in the environment, knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. The engineering student wants to leverage her international education to foster renewable energy adoption in the United States.
“I’d like to see the world not so reliant on gas and oil,” she says. “In Germany, you see the possibilities of renewable energy.”
The North Kingstown, R.I. resident spent a year in Germany studying and interning as part of the University’s International Engineering Program. The five-year program offers students…