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 publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

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

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Keywords

  • power engineering education
  • STEM

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 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting [6672309] https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672309

FREEDM ERC precollege programs : Motivating careers in the electric power industry. / Holbert, Keith; Grable, Lisa L.; Overbay, Amy; Nzekwe, Brandon.

IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. 2013. 6672309.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Holbert, K, Grable, LL, Overbay, A & Nzekwe, B 2013, FREEDM ERC precollege programs: Motivating careers in the electric power industry. in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting., 6672309, 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7/21/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672309
Holbert K, Grable LL, Overbay A, Nzekwe B. FREEDM ERC precollege programs: Motivating careers in the electric power industry. In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. 2013. 6672309 https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672309
Holbert, Keith ; Grable, Lisa L. ; Overbay, Amy ; Nzekwe, Brandon. / FREEDM ERC precollege programs : Motivating careers in the electric power industry. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. 2013.
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