Course Schedule

In the 2012-2013 academic year, CESME, in collaboration with the Michigan Alternative & Renewable Energy Center, MAREC, will present a series of workshops on energy basics and energy technology for post-secondary teachers. The science will be presented in the context of societal energy resource needs and on an "as needed" basis. The objective is to present college teachers with material that can be usefully incorporated in courses for both science majors and non-majors interested in careers in the developing green and high-tech energy industries.

Guided Inquiry into Energy Technology Workshop
For College and Secondary Education Teachers
Coming in September
GVSU, Allendale campus

Michigan's energy technology industry is advancing rapidly. Millions of dollars are being spent to establish Lithium-ion battery and wind generator manufacturing plants in the state. A creative and diverse workforce must be trained so that the community can take advantage of the increasing employment opportunities within the energy sector. This hands-on, active-learning workshop will provide insight, resources, and references that will help educators present energy science and technology in the classroom. Information on the scientific basics, current use, and future development of various energy technologies will be presented. In addition, illustrative group projects and laboratory experiments will be demonstrated. Participants will be asked to prepare and share a lesson plan incorporating the workshop resources. All enrolled will receive copies of the workshop materials and participant lesson plans.

The course fee is $50. Also, Graduate and SB-CEU Credits are available for this workshop.

To register or for more information, email with contact information, teaching experience, and reasons for interest.

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