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SEED

Sustainable Energy Education through Demonstration

Background 

 SEED was developed as an after school program for high schoolers at Geneseo Central Schools, the local K-12 district. It runs for about 40 minutes, this is split into 20 minutes of lecture about the sustainable energy topic of the week, followed by 20 minutes of interactive demonstrations. These are designed to help develop understanding of the science behind the topic. Topics covered include solar power, wind power, fertilizer runoff and algae blooms, climate change, and many more.

 SEED was developed with funding from the Frank Vafier ’74 Ambassadorship in Leadership through SUNY Geneseo's student ambassadorship program. The course was developed by three students in the Edgar Fellow Honors College with advisement from Dr. Padalino of the Physics department and Dr. Showers from Education.

 SEED logo: Lightbulb with a plant inside it, next to text reading SEED

 The inaugural program was in the fall of 2018 and work is being done to establish an organization responsible for the continuance of the program after the responsible students have graduated. The lectures for the program as well as additional educational materials are being made available online for the use of teachers interested in running similar programs.

Lesson Plans

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Energy Basics
Week 3: Solar

Powerpoints

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Energy Basics
Week 3: Solar
Week 4: Wind
Week 5: Nuclear
Week 6: Human Impact

Demonstrations

 

Contact Information

Catherine Fedor cef10@geneseo.edu

Scott Williams svw1@geneseo.edu

Grant Grieble gmg8@geneseo.edu

Dr. Stephen Padalino padalino@geneseo.edu