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2016 STEM Educator Solar Institute

2016 STEM Educator Solar Institute

Are you a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) instructor interested in teaching solar principles in effective, engaging ways in your classroom?

Then join us in Madison, Wis., for the 2016 STEM Educator Solar Institute. The Institute will be held July 6-8 (Wed-Fri) at Madison College.

The institute offers hands-on installation practice with photovoltaic (solar electric) systems at Madison College's PV Lab training facility. Participants will install, inspect, commission, and de-commission multiple types of grid-direct PV systems. In addition, you will perform (and take with you) hands-on classroom lab activities that will enable you to bring solar energy to life in your classroom.

The Solar Institute been funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE #1205015) to provide professional development for the next generation of renewable energy educators.

Current secondary STEM teachers are invited to apply. A stipend is included to offset travel costs associated with attendance, and one graduate credit is also available for those who desire. Additional details, informational flyers, and application forms are available on the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) website at www.ceret.us.

Participants will be selected based on a competitive application process. Space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.