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A student at Maharishi University of Management said the following about the university, 'You notice that people are less stressed and that leads to better creativity.'



Maharishi University of Management students display great creativity
by Global Good News staff writer
8 April 2010

As part of their degree programme, students of the Sustainable Living programme at Maharishi University of Management built from scratch a wind generator. All the parts and copper coils were assembled. The coils pass close to a wheel of magnets so that the magnets and coils together with a three-phase system produce electricity.  

During the process, the students created an innovative design for the coils; usually there is space between the coils, but in this student design, the coils overlap so that they take up about the same amount of space but contain double the amount of copper. This particular design generates the optimal amount of electricity. 

The students carved the wooden blades, which need a very specific aerodynamic shape; they machined the disc onto which the blades were mounted, and calculated how many magnets were needed and their position. 'It was a very simple, robust design,' one student said. 

Finally the disc holding the coils and magnets was connected to the blades and tail, which then spin in the wind to produce electricity. The whole design is mounted on a pole about 20 feet high, with transmission cables. The plan is to produce electricity for the whole Sustainable Living Department of the university. 

One student commented that the people that come to the Sustainable Living programme at Maharishi University of Management are already performance oriented 'so when they are thinking about how to optimize themselves through the Transcendental Meditation Programme, they are already geared in a certain manner and already looking towards certain type of solutions. . . . 

'This campus is attracting like-minded people who want performance, that want to maximize themselves. It's hard to put a finger on what is different, but you notice that people are less stressed and that leads to better creativity. So there's definitely something there,' he said.

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