AgriPV Citizen Science Lab: A Collaborative Model for Engineers, Youth Scholars and Communities

Stuart Bowden, Jazmine Cordon, Myla Dykes, Michael Hernandez, Michelle Jordan, Alex Killam, Jasmine Martinez Castillo, Alex Park, Alondra Pita, Maryan Robledo, Steve Zuiker

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Abstract

This paper presents a model for PV education that brings together photovoltaics engineers with 6th-12th-grade students and teachers to test agrivoltaics applications using citizen science. A summer research experience program engaged high school students in building a novel agrivoltaics school garden monitoring system, facilitated by PV engineering researchers and education scholars. The high schoolers are mentoring middle grade students as they design and install school gardens and collect data on garden conditions with and without solar panels covering crops. Ideas for multi-generational collaboration are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages904-906
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161174
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Volume2022-June
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/5/226/10/22

Keywords

  • agrivoltaics
  • citizen science
  • K-12 education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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