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Teachers’ Summer: Energy & Engineering. Hoboken, NY. Aug. 9-10, 2010

Dates: August 9-10, 2010. Location: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken. Eligibility: Middle school science and technology education teachers; preference for schools in PSEG’s electric or gas service areas and PSE&G’s Estuary Enhancement Program Area. Application deadline: May 25, 2010. Stipend: $200; $110 classroom materials; professional development credit.

pse&gThe 2010 Energy & Engineering Institute, sponsored by the PSE&G Co. in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, is a two-day hands-on workshop for 20 middle school teachers (grades 6-8). 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. Career awareness of energy-related science and engineering disciplines will be infused through presentations by Stevens faculty experts, and follow up classroom visits by CIESE staff.

Institute Description and Schedule

Energy production and consumption and the impact those activities have on the environment are among the most critical long term issues facing the United States at the beginning of the twenty first century. In this workshop, middle school science and technology education teachers will explore the key scientific and technological concepts needed to understand energy.

The workshop will consist of two days of hands-on activities which will bolster teachers’ understanding of energy and provide them with research-based classroom activities and materials to help plant the seeds for creative solutions to our energy needs in the next generation of scientists, engineers and energy consumers.

Day 1: Teachers will engage in a structured discussion to establish their current level of understanding of energy concepts. Participants will be introduced to an extensive array of wind power resources and construct a working wind generator.

Day 2: Putting their understanding into practice, teachers will use the engineering design process to optomize the performance of their wind turbines. Teachers will be introduced to PowerPoint presentations and other classroom resources suitable for teaching energy in the middle school.

NJCCCS Science Standards Addressed: 5.1, 5.2

NJCCCS Technology Education Standards Addressed: 8.2A-F

Application

PSE&G will sponsor scholarships for 20 teachers, including:

  • Tuition for two-day summer institute
  • $200 completion stipend
  • Approximately $110 of classroom materials
  • Professional development credit
  • Classroom coaching and support

Eligibility: Middle school science and technology education teachers are encouraged to apply, with preference given to teachers in schools in PSEG’s electric or gas service areas and PSE&G’s Estuary Enhancement Program Area. (www.stevens.edu/ciese/pseg).

To Apply: Fill out the online application:  2010 Energy and Engineering Institute Application Or download application at: http://www.ciese.org/pseg/

Application Deadline: Rolling admission until May 25, 2010

2010 Energy and Engineering Institute Flyer
The Institute is sponsored by PSE&G Co. in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology’s Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education. For more information, visit the Website: www.stevens.edu/ciese/pseg. 201-216-5375

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