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Huron students learn about wind energy

Posted by Charles Decuir on May 8, 2018 7:20 AM EDT
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For two and a half days last week, University of Colorado professor Anatolyi Glushchenko guided Huron High School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) class in activities dealing with alternative energy, such as wind turbines. 

His visit was sponsored by Apex Clean Energy, a Virginia company which is looking to build a wind farm, called the Emerson Creek wind project, somewhere in the Firelands region. The endeavor will benefit Erie and Huron counties and might open next year, according to the project’s website. 

A company representative talked with students and encouraged them to consider careers in wind farming and related fields, teacher Patricia Ryan said.

Huron senior Bobby Herber measures a coil while working on a mechanical activity at Huron High School on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. 

“We are so excited and honored to have someone of this calabar take time out of their important work to teach high schoolers,” she said.


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The South Orange County (Calif.) Community College District has dedicated the first building at its Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) in Tustin.

The $29.35 million Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA) Building will house career technical education programs for Irvine Valley College at the ATEP site, a 62-acre development on a former Marine Corps Air Station.

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ATEP will focus on advanced technology, career technical education, and workforce development training programs to support high-demand jobs. The district’s two colleges, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College, are expanding academic programs and collaborative partnerships at ATEP with business and other educational institutions.


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EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for companies in the deregulated energy industry, will sponsor DNV GL’s Executive Energy Forum in Key Biscayne, FL on May 15 – 18 th.

After nearly a decade of sponsoring DNV GL’s Energy Executive Forum, EC Infosystems continues to play a critical role in supporting DNV GL’s annual event, which brings together leaders and executives from a variety of industries to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and spur cross-talent collaboration that leads to pivotal breakthroughs—all to help define the future of energy. This year’s sponsorship will include hosting the opening evening’s grand reception on Tuesday, May 15 th which will be immediately followed by EC Infosystems’ exclusive after-glow party at Dune Beach Lounge.


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Vineyard Wind (VW) announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to plan and conduct pre- and post-construction assessments of fisheries and associated ecological conditions. The assessment, which will further public understanding of offshore wind development impacts, would be used to inform future permitting and public policy decisions regarding wind facility siting.


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America’s offshore wind industry is growing, creating quality, family-sustaining jobs and helping to drive the nation’s clean energy future. This week, the BlueGreen Alliance said that the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) will ensure that workers have access to the skills training they need to take advantage of this emerging industry.

“The UWUA applauds the introduction of the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, recognizing the bright future of offshore wind energy production along the Eastern seaboard, and around the world,” said Mike Langford, National President of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA).


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Children spend Saturday learning science at Springmill

Posted by Charles Decuir on February 20, 2018 9:20 AM EST
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Each “Science Saturday” features a series of three hands-on, interactive, science-related activities for the fourth through sixth graders and other projects for the younger students. The activities are led by professors and education students from the Ohio State University at Mansfield in the elementary school’s STEM galleries. They include Alternative Energy, CSI, Earth Studies, Feathers & Flight, Gears, Levers & Pulleys, Measuring Mars, Number Sense and Ecology.


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Red Deer College has announced a generous donation towards its new Alternative Energy Lab.
The lab, which is scheduled to open up later this year, will aid industry and research, while also providing students with the skills necessary to install, operate and maintain alternative energy systems, according to the college's website.
BGIS Canada, a 30-year partner with the college, is contributing $100,000 towards its construction.
“BGIS is proud to support the Red Deer College Foundation’s 'Shaping Our Future' initiative, and their commitment to sustainable growth and innovative development," said Mike Greidanus, BIGIS Canada President. "As Canada’s leading provider of real estate management services, we are committed to relentlessly focusing on enabling innovation for our clients, with education being a fundamental building block of this commitment. We are honoured and excited to be a part of this project and to continue to build on our successful partnership with RDC.”


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