ITI smart grid exhibit now open at IL children's museum

Submitted by Shawn Reeves
2010-10-03 16:40:53

The University of Illinois is working with the Orpheum Children's Science Museum to open a new exhibit called "Mission Smart Grid."
The interactive exhibit teaches visitors about electricity production and delivery, exploring how new technologies will increase options for consumers to use electronic devices to manage their electricity consumption. The exhibit teaches about electricity production and delivery. Visitors learn about the balance between energy costs and concerns about climate change and the environment. They are able to consider effects of increasing amounts of renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.
The exhibit opened Saturday, September 18th, 2010.
This exciting and important exhibit is the result of collaboration among the Information Trust Institute (ITI) and the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) at the University of Illinois, and the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. The exhibit is made possible through a grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement at the University of Illinois and funding support for the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center from U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security.
If you would like more information about this exhibit please contact the museum at 217-352-5895 or go online to the museum website:

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