Alt Energy Workshop for NYS Educators July 2009

Submitted by Rick Beal

2009-01-27 14:35:03

Call for Participants: Advanced Training Workshop in Alternative Energy, for NYS educators
SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY
The Advanced Training Workshop in Alternative Energy at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is designed to promote the understanding and use of alternative energy technologies as they pertain to both the classroom and outside world. The workshop is open to high school science teachers, pre-service science teachers, and other community educators in New York State. The goal of the workshop is to provide a background in PV, wind, and other alternative energies for use in classroom education.
Attendees will take part in an intense credit-bearing 4-day workshop with a series of follow-up experiences during the school year.  Upon successful completion of the workshop, teachers shall earn two graduate-level course credits from ESF.  The workshop will involve lectures from ESF faculty and staff involved in alternative energy research, a laboratory portion for hands-on curriculum development, assistance in lesson plan integration with experts in science education, grant writing, and ESF facility tours.  A materials demonstration kit will also be provided to participants at the conclusion of the workshop.
Attendees will gain information regarding many of the proposed alternative energy technologies, including solar, wind, biofuels, and others.  Fundamental discussions of the operations of each of these devices at the atomic level are included at these research lectures, encompassing many scientific areas, including chemistry, physics, and agriculture.  The workshop will address New York State Math, Science, and Technology standards where applicable for curriculum development.
The workshop is anticipated to take place during from July 27 - July 30, 2009.  Accepted participants in the workshop shall be awarded tuition and fees for the course as well as a small stipend and travel costs.  Some meals are provided.   Lodging shall be provided on an as-needed basis for participants traveling in excess of 100 miles.  The workshop has limited attendance and applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 31, 2009.
This workshop is sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and SUNY ESF.  Application information is available through SUNYESF at
Please contact Dr. Neal Abrams at or Dr. Richard Beal at with questions about the workshop.
Registration will open shortly.  Space is limited.  Send your contact info to Dr. Beal to reserve a spot!

Rick Beal PHD
Associate Director of Educational Outreach
phone: 315-470-4867       fax: 315-470-6890

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