View from my apartment balcony (The church bells rang every morning)
|Tour of the Smart Energy Home|
|KIT Battery Lab Visit|
|My Research Team along with other UNCC Interns|
|KIT's PV Research Field|
I really enjoyed my time exploring Germany and being immersed in the culture. I will thoroughly miss walking and biking around the city and other aspects of the ingrained, environmentally conscious German lifestyle. My inner civil-engineering-and-sustainable-development nerd was overwhelmed by the mixture of old and new architecture, high-density and pedestrian-oriented development, integration of the environment with indoor spaces, and the prevalence of city plazas and other populous social gathering places. The U.S. still has a LOT to learn in this respect. I will also add that Karlsruhe is known as the “fan city” because of its unique spoke-like street design that leads to the city’s central palace and gardens (my favorite place to people watch)!
|Karlsruhe Palace with Levine alumnae Bethany Hyde and Anna Swartz|
I will always look back on my summer in Germany with fond memories of people, scholarship, travels, and food. Thank you EPIC and UNC Charlotte for helping foster such an amazing educational, professional, and social exchange opportunity.
|My Favorite Part of Germany? CASTLES!|
|My other Favorite Part? German Food!|
My institute really liked to play Foosball (aka "Kicker") - I actually got third place in this tournament
(only because I had a talented partner...)