Middle and high school students will explore the science of energy, including renewable and non-renewable energy sources, with a range of hands-on activities and interactions with local energy experts. Students will explore the impact of the emerging Smart Grid on their everyday lives through hands-on activities and interactions with industry professionals. This program will present the benefits, issues, and career opportunities associated with current power production and distribution, a.k.a. “the power grid,” compared with changes we all will experience with the implementation of the Smart Grid.
Students will experience a program that uses an interdisciplinary approach investigating the science of energy through engagement in a small group communications activity, as well as inquiry- and project-based learning. In addition, students will gain career awareness about the energy sector and develop 21st century skills such as teamwork, communication, creativity, innovation, problem solving, and critical thinking.
This Student Energy Summit is designed to bring together students and educators to investigate the multi-faceted issue of energy options for this region, and to participate in a dialogue about current energy issues pertinent to their own lives and their community. Activities concentrate on the current Grid and the SmartGrid in reference to energy consumption, efficiency, resource availability and sustainability.
Generously supported by Chevron and Duquesne Light
October 6, 2016: Middle School Summit
October 7, 2016: High School Summit
Limited capacity, first-come, first-served.
Reserve your spot today! Call 412.237.3400, then press 7.