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Title: Advancing Awareness of Clean Energy Technologies and Careers through an Educational Contest

Abstract

Advancing Awareness of Clean Energy Technologies and Careers through Educational Challenges Abstract - In spring 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), launched a competition for high school and university students to design an infographic illustrating the value and potential of geothermal energy. Visualizing science-based information in a way that is appealing and easy to understand is challenging; however, more than 100 teams from across the United States did just that - creating captivating infographics to tell the story of the future of geothermal energy. Teams required diverse skill sets including engineering, economics, graphics design and scientific communication, which facilitated team-based learning and drove innovation from the diverse members' backgrounds. Throughout the contest, teams were provided expert mentors in graphics arts, geothermal and environmental science, and scientific communication. Vetted by a committee of engineers, energy experts, and creative professionals, the infographics drew great interest from the geothermal and educational communities. This presentation will provide details about the 2016 Geothermal Design Challenge, diverse demographics of the participants, outreach methodologies and metrics, and the quantified impact the contest had on driving awareness of cleanmore » energy technologies and potential careers among the participants, the geothermal community, educational community and the general public.« less

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1556108
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-40889-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National Science Teachers Association - Making Science Accessible: Full Speed Ahead, Baltimore, MD, 10/05/2017 - 10/07/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; geothermal; infographic; design challenge

Citation Formats

King, Phyllis L. Advancing Awareness of Clean Energy Technologies and Careers through an Educational Contest. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
King, Phyllis L. Advancing Awareness of Clean Energy Technologies and Careers through an Educational Contest. United States.
King, Phyllis L. Thu . "Advancing Awareness of Clean Energy Technologies and Careers through an Educational Contest". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1556108.
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