Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Edison High School
540 E California Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706

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Workshop Content Question please email Barry Scott at bscott@need.org

For registration questions please contact
Wendi Moss
The NEED Project


2019 PG&E STEM High Schools Careers and Wind Energy Workshop - Fresno, CA 

If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org to be placed on the wiat list. If you have specific workshop content questions please email Barry Scott at bscott@need.org.

PG&E STEM High Schools Program
Energy Careers and Wind Energy Workshop!

NEED is delighted to offer this special workshop for Fresno area high school teaching teams with an interest in careers and renewable energy.

Teachers may attend alone or in school teams that include one or two teachers with one to three high school students per teacher.

By pairing teachers with students, we hope that the materials brought back to the classroom will inspire everyone to learn more about the science and careers in STEM fields like renewable wind energy.

The ideal school team will be two teachers bringing two to four students grades 9 to 12. Teachers should be sure to select students who show a high interest in STEM topics, energy, and the environment.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Please notify us of any dietary preferences or needs.
Attendance for the full workshop session is required in order to receive kits.

Please arrive early enough to obtain a parking pass and make your way to the workshop classroom, directions and a campus map will be provided.


8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Pick up materials and supplies. Continental breakfast will be served. NEED curriculum kits are sponsored for each teacher attending the workshop

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Review goals and objectives for the workshop. Complete a workshop pre-test. Meet your fellow participants and workshop sponsors by playing Energy Bingo!

9:30 a.m. Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit. Teachers have a choice of receiving a Science of Energy Kit or an Wind Energy Kit courtesy of PG&E.

11:00 a.m. Sources of Energy
Learn about the major renewable and non-renewable energy sources, how we use them, and how we make use of them by participating in Energy Round Up

11:30 a.m. The Grid of Things
Emerging technologies in energy generation, storage, efficiency and conservation are creating new careers for the workforce.  Learn how smart grid, smart meters, smart appliances and IT are able to deliver cleaner, safer, and more reliable energy and the opportunities for young people entering post-secondary programs and the workforce.

12:00 p.m. Lunch with Industry Leaders
Enjoy an informal lunch with energy industry experts and teams from other schools.

1:00 p.m. Careers in the Energy and Utilities Sector
Help your students get a leg up in the energy industry with green career and exploration programs, energy curriculum, hands-on training and more. We’ll take a look at web-based career exploration tools and training programs.

1:30 p.m. Wind Energy:  Building and testing wind turbine kits
Meet the engineers who work every day on the cutting edge of technologies that bring clean reliable energy to our homes and businesses.  Smart homes, smart devices and energy efficiency innovations are just a few of their areas of expertise. 

2:45 p.m. Wrap-Up
Take a workshop post-test. Complete your kit order and substitute reimbursement forms. Evaluate the program and make recommendations for future workshops and offerings.

3:00 p.m. Adjourn