FREEDM ERC precollege programs: Motivating careers in the electric power industry

Keith Holbert, Lisa L. Grable, Amy Overbay, Brandon Nzekwe

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Abstract

Declining interest and enrollments in STEM related fields are an impetus to engage precollege students and teachers in science and engineering activities. Concerns about climate change and green energy sources provide platforms to connect today's students to tomorrow's careers in the electric power industry. Three facets of the NSF-supported FREEDM ERC precollege programs are described: (1) a Research Experience for Teachers, (2) a Young Scholars commuter program for high school students, and (3) summer science camps for middle school students. Assessment results for the fourth year of the effort at four different university campuses are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/21/137/25/13

Keywords

  • STEM
  • power engineering education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Holbert, K., Grable, L. L., Overbay, A., & Nzekwe, B. (2013). FREEDM ERC precollege programs: Motivating careers in the electric power industry. In 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 [6672309] (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting). https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672309