Fall 2015
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Dr. Ken Walz of Madison College named 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year

Dr. Ken Walz of Madison College named 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year

The WI K-12 Energy Education Program is pleased to announce that Ken Walz is the recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year Award. Ken teaches a wide variety of renewable energy technologies in a hands-on way at Madison. Ken is also the Principal Investigator of the Career Education in Renewable Energy Technologies (CERET) Program, which offers technical training and education to incumbent workers, students and teachers in renewable energy technologies. Ken is an ad hoc instructor with KEEP, having taught 17 courses to 249 teachers who potentially reach almost 15,000 students each year. Ken was named the 2010 Wisconsin Professor of the Year through the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Ken will receive $500 to support further energy education efforts through technology and skills training. He also will be recognized at the Celebration of Excellence in Environmental Education Awards Banquet sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Monona Terrace in Madison.