January 8 – May 4, 2018
Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Peter Kiewit Institute – Room 259
1110 S 67th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECEN) 4980
Class Number: 28219
Maximum Class Enrollment: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: Don Cox
After retiring from Stanford University, where he taught engineering courses and supervised graduate research, and where he had earned his Ph.D., Don Cox took a position at UNL as an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering. He is a UNL alum, with an M.S. degree in electrical engineering. His avocation is electric vehicles, and in addition to the EV class currently offered at UNO, he teaches a similar course at UNL.
Owner of four Teslas, Cox is known to generously offer demo rides to other EV enthusiasts, including UNL students and colleagues, as well as attendees at various community events, including Nebraska Sierra Club’s Drive Electric Week event in Omaha on September 9th.
Cox shares his Model S Tesla with former State Senator Ken Haar, who in his “retirement” is giving presentations on climate change all around Nebraska, including “gatherings in homes, churches and even Knights of Columbus meetings.” See Omaha World-Herald article written by Paul Hammel, The Good Life: Electric car does the driving, and talking, for climate change message around state.
As noted above, UNO’s EV class enrollment is limited to 10.
Top photo credit: UNO, Peter Kiewit Institute. Photo by NET of Professor Cox and his Model S Tesla