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Tuesday, November 1 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Clean Energy Corps: From Classroom to Company

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Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Council, we have developed a physics curriculum taught through the lens of clean energy applications, specifically photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind energy applications. The curriculum was delivered during the 2015-2016 academic year to senior physics students at Boston Green Academy (BGA). To create a bridge to workforce and higher education, juniors and seniors from BGA were hired during the summer of 2016 to design, assemble, test, and market demonstration stations for educational use to teach science and engineering knowledge and skills associated with photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind energy. Long-term goals are to sustain this small company, run by and for students, throughout the academic year to support authentic learning and workforce development. This session will report on the results of the first year and engage the audience in discussion about this and similar efforts.


Caitlin Johnson

Engineer/Science Teacher, Waltham High School


Don DeRosa

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Boston University School of Medicine CityLab and MobileLab

Peter Kane

Engineer/Science Teacher, Norfolk Agricultural School

Chamberlain Segrest

Director of Green Programing, Boston Green Academy

Erica Wilson

Science/Engineering Teacher, Boston Green Academy

Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:55am - 11:45am EDT
Meeting Room C