The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is June 22—28, 2014
The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is an immersive program for high-achieving high school juniors and seniors, and secondary science teachers. During a week-long experience, students and teachers explore energy topics with hands-on activities applying science, technology, engineering and math. The program is free to all participants. Teachers will also receive a $400 stipend. Through partnerships such as this with Purdue, Duke Energy hopes to help lay the foundation for Indiana’s future leaders in energy sciences and engineering.
Deadline to register: February 16, 2014
To register or for more information: www.Purdue.edu/EnergyAcademy
More about the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue:
- A week-long course in the summer on STEM-related energy topics, such as power generation, transportation, power transmission, energy efficiency and new research frontiers
- Lectures: Guest speakers from Purdue, industry and government will address energy-related topics of current interest and actively engage participants in open discussions.
- Tours: Examples include a visit to a coal plant, a wind/solar farm, a nuclear reactor, a waste digester, propulsion and smart-metering laboratory.
- Projects: Some student teams will work on energy-related research projects (hands on) based on STEM disciplines while others will participate in a team-based energy policy debate challenge. Teachers will develop STEM-based lesson plans that may be used as teaching modules for their classrooms.
- Hands-on and demonstration: Examples include the role of catalysts, wind turbine and solar challenge, energy storage, electricity distribution and transmission.