Name of Engagement

Wind for Schools

Contact Information

College of Integrated Science and Engineering

Description

Wind Powering America sponsors the Wind for Schools project to raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy while simultaneously developing a wind energy knowledge base in future leaders of our communities, states, and nation. The basic structure of a Wind for Schools program includes the creation of a Wind Application Center at a university where wind energy education will be infused into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Additionally, a state facilitator is appointed to reach out to K-12 schools (host schools) to encourage the implementation of a small wind turbine at the school to increase awareness and education about wind energy. Schools not only get an amazing new technology as a teaching tool but are also trained on curricula to incorporate this technology and its data into the classroom. It is important to note that this program does NOT give you a wind turbine, the program is in place to help facilitate turbine installation and will help schools understand the process and find funding sources to help offset the cost of the system.

Web Presence

http://wind.jmu.edu/eduandwork/k12.html?_ga=1.4479539.1078759314.1478782055

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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