Posted on April 16th, 2013 by Mary Lord
Sustainability is the theme of this year’s Mathematics Awareness Month. Teachers will find plenty of activities, contests, and other free educational resources that link math with environmental applications, including the Energy Challenge, which teaches students the mathematics of their school’s energy use and then has them develop and implement an action plan to reduce energy consumption.
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Tags: applications, Class Activities, Energy, Energy and Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Internet Resources, Math, Mathematics, Mathematics Awareness Month, Sustainability Counts, Teacher Resources, Web Resources
Posted on May 10th, 2012 by Jaimie Schock
Shell Eco-marathon is a global challenge that motivates students to drive farther than their peers on one gallon of fuel. Student teams participate in one or both of the Prototype and UrbanConcept classes. The Prototype class invites student teams to enter futuristic streamlined vehicles focused on maximizing fuel efficiency through innovative design elements, such as drag reduction.
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Posted on March 27th, 2012 by ASEE
Here’s a quick, fun video guide to environmental engineering produced by Channel One News. It explores the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the museum’s signature fully planted roof. It also explains the engineering behind the temperature control system in the four-story interior rain forest and includes an interview with an environmental engineer and advice on how to prepare for a career like his.
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Tags: Energy and Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental science, Green, green roof, Green Technology, Resources for Teachers, Videos
Posted on August 28th, 2011 by Jaimie Schock
On a hike through the Catskill Mountains in New York, Aidan Dwyer, a seventh-grader, noticed that the branches of oak trees seemed to follow a pattern. Inspired, he created a tree-like arrangement of small solar panels capable of generating 20-50% more energy than a traditional flat designs.
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Tags: Energy, Energy and Environmental Technology, Green, Green Technology, Ideas & Inventions, Research, Solar Energy, Solar Engineering, student invention, Student research, Technology
Posted on June 15th, 2011 by Jaimie Schock
The Environmental Protection Agency has a collection of materials that can be used to teach environmental topics like conservation, human health, stewardship, waste & recycling, and water. The EPA also offers publications, awards and grants, workshops, conferences, student scholarships, community service projects, and a club for kids.
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Tags: Climate, Climate Change, Conferences and Meetings, Energy and Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental science, Green, Green Technology, Internet Resources, Resources for Teachers, scholarships, Superfund, Teacher Resources, Teaching Aids, Web Resources, Workshops
Posted on June 5th, 2011 by Mary Lord
Student teams in grades 9-11 gain a better understanding of heat transfer and engineering by designing and building solar water-heating devices that mimic those used in residences. Once the model devices are constructed, students perform efficiency calculations and compare designs.
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Tags: Energy and Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental science, Grades 9-12, Green, Green Technology, Lesson Plans, Solar Energy, Solar Engineering
Posted on September 3rd, 2010 by ASEE
Purdue University’s “Innovation 2 Reality” (I2R) features three FREE 5-week after-school programs for 6th-8th grade students in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 focused on the themes: Engineering and Our Changing Climate (Oct. 17 – Nov. 10), Edible Engineering (Jan. 13 – Feb. 10), and The Energy Game (Feb. 8-March 8 ) The programs offer a combination of faculty guest speakers, lab tours and hands-on engineering activities.
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Tags: After School, Agricultural Engineering, Climate Change, Energy, Energy and Environmental Technology, Food Industry, Grades 6-8
Posted on July 5th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock
The latest X-Prize Foundation multimillion-dollar engineering and invention contest will tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with entrants proposing solutions to shorelines and open water sullied by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which has been gushing since April 20, 2010.
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Posted on May 18th, 2010 by ASEE
The Energy & Engineering Institute is a two-day hands-on workshop, August 9-10, 2010, for 20 middle school science and technology education teachers. The professional development will blend middle school science concepts for renewable energy with hands-on engineering design to raise awareness of the challenge to provide sustainable energy resources to meet growing world demand. Location: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken. Application deadline: May 25, 2010. Stipend: $200; $110 classroom materials; professional development credit. No new information for 2011.
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Tags: Energy and Environmental Technology, Professional Development, Programs for Teachers, Summer Programs (Teachers)