Julie and Scott Brusaw
Co-inventors and co-founders of Solar Roadways
Scott is an electrical engineer (MSEE) with over 20 years of industry experience. This includes serving as the Director of Research and Development at a manufacturing facility in Ohio (developing their line of products for over 12 years), a voting member of NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), and developing several networked control systems from the ground up. Scott has multiple patents and his hardware and software have been sold internationally.
Julie has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt State University in northern California. She has two counseling licenses: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in individual and couple and family counseling, including counseling children and adolescents. She has a private counseling practice in Sandpoint, Idaho. She enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, writing, spiritual study, swimming, creating mosaics, breeding Standard Poodles, and family activities. Her goals are to serve through counseling, developing the Solar Roadways project, and eventually writing books and screenplays.
The history leading to the Solar Roadways
|Early Childhood||Scott and Julie met when they were four- and three-years-old respectively. Scott envisioned "electric roads" in early childhood. Scott has only one drawing left from that time: a version of an electric road before most people had ever even heard of solar power.|
|1976 - 1980||The Marine Corps years. By 1979, Scott was a sergeant at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was overrun by Islamic fundamentalists. 52 Americans were kept as hostages for 444 days: many of them fellow Marines. On April 24, 1980, Operation Eagle Claw, a top-secret mission to free the hostages, ended in disaster. At the outset of the operation, a helicopter developed engine trouble in a staging area of the Iranian desert. Eight Americans were killed as two planes collided during the subsequent withdrawal of U.S. forces. Scott actually issued them the ammunition from Division Ordnance (2nd Marine Division), but didn't learn of this until after the failed mission.|
|1980 - 1983||Scott worked in the oil exploration business in the United States (Nevada, Louisiana, Texas, and Illinois). When gas prices were dropping, the exploration crew knew that they were in danger of being laid off: the oil companies had to present a shortage to raise prices again. The solution was to stop looking for oil until current supplies ran low.|
|1984 - 1988||The college years: after four years in the Marines and three years of throwing drill pipe in oil exploration, Scott decided that there had to be a better way of making a living than the way he was approaching it, so he enrolled in the local community college. In 1985, Scott received his Associate of Science degree in General Studies from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Dayton (Ohio) on December 17th, 1988. Scott had begun his first electrical engineering job 6 days prior.|
|1988 - 2001||The learning experience. Contrary to the warnings of Scott's professors and counselors, he took a job at a local manufacturing facility in southwest Ohio. Scott was their first engineer, so there were no senior (experienced) engineers to learn from - hence, the warnings. Scott had to learn to do everything on his own: hardware, firmware, software... Peter Norton helped him to learn serial communications. Scott even consulted with Bill Gates in the company's transition from DOS to Windows 3.1. During Scott's tenure as an electrical engineer, eventually becoming the Director of Research and Development (he also served on their Board of Directors), he gained valuable experience in just about every aspect of electrical engineering: embedded systems (microprocessors), digital and analog systems, solar energy, wireless communications, power supplies, local area networks, wide area networks, user interface software, etc. In 1994, Scott received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Dayton (Ohio). He also served as a member of NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer's Association), writing specifications for the future of computer-controlled television systems for hospitals.|
|2001 - present||Teaching and contract engineering. Scott taught electronics and microprocessors for five quarters at ITT Technical College in Spokane Valley. He then took a contract job for an Italian company: automating water meter readings via a wireless mesh network. That enabled Scott to build a state-of-the-art electronics lab on his property.|
In retrospect, it seems that every aspect of Scott's past has led to the creation of the Solar Roadways project:
- He's learned the danger of dependency upon foreign oil.
- He's seen how our own oil companies work.
- He's acquired extensive experience in every electrical skill needed to make the Solar Roadways a reality.
- He and Julie now own a facility (and the equipment) where they can make this dream a reality.
- He and Julie are now in a position to dedicate the rest of their lives to the desperately needed success of this project.
Over the years, Scott and Julie have worked on the concept of a Solar Roadway System. They've spent countless hours discussing the possibilities and potential features. They can develop the technology to make the world a better place to live in and they can use this technology to improve our world.
Scott & Julie
Although I used to answer all of my emails personally, the publicity of the past few months has led to an overwhelming number of emails. Julie is taking over most of the correspondence.
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