Welcome to my 2018 Japan travel abroad blog

Sept 25, 2018, Blog by Jessica Gray, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy in Japan.

Welcome to my 2018 Japan travel abroad blog.


Name.  Jessica Gray

School.  University of Washington Bothell.  Senior Mechanical Engineering student.

Engineers are trained problem solvers, and thats what I want to do. I want to make a positive contribution to the world.

Me.  i am an artist.  an engineering student.  a soccer player.

I completed an internship with A.I. Solutions/NASA this summer before this course.

Program.  Sustainable Energy in Japan.  This summer consisted of field trips to electric and power companies, power plants, and looking into hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear power.


This course focused on both current and proposed energy solutions–both in the US and Japan. It introduced me to something crucial:  the larger picture.

When looking at realistic energy solutions, the technology itself is important, but the success of a developing technology is heavily dependent upon so much more than that.

Location.  Safety.  Sustainability.  Reliability.  Politics.  History.

These are just some of the topics that influence the power generation industries in vastly different ways depending on where you live, and I got to learn so much about all of these issues.


I will post again soon with pictures from the US field trips, and then from Japan.

Until next time!


English Phrase:  I am Jessica
Japanese Phrase:  Watashi wa Jeshika desu