Green engineering

Hesston College physics students Keenan Jensen, Hesston, Kan., and Ron Wenger, Adair, Okla., talk with Earth Day guests about the electric bicycles with solar power charging stations they helped build. Other students presented about a possible solar electric plan for the J.D. Charles Hall of Science and Arts and environmental biology and microbiology students presented about sustainability practices ranging from recycling to water conservation. Engineering students at Hesston have opportunities in their physics classes to create projects like the bikes and solar plans that give them hands-on experience for their future careers. The college also has an articulation agreement with Kansas State University-Salina for engineering technology students to transfer into and complete their bachelor’s degree in four total years of college.