Summer Energy Academy for Children Graduates 14 Students

August 25, 2009
 How many young people have seen the inside of a battleship, toured a utilities plant, met a bridge builder, developed a high-scale project, conferred with top-tier leaders in the energy field   –  all within the span of 6 weeks?
Thanks to a wonderful experiential program developed by the American Association of Blacks in Energy, New York Metro Chapter (AABE-NYMAC), facilitated and hosted by Polytechnic Institute of NYU and supported by National Grid and Consolidated Edison, fourteen of our brightest stars, ranging in age from 11-14, received that experience plus a jump-start on the future.
The Summer Energy Academy (SEA) for Children, hosted by NYU-POLY in Brooklyn, was designed to introduce our young people to the career possibilities that exist in the energy industry when they study science, engineering and technology.
The SEA commenced July 6 from 8:30am to 3:00pm and concluded with a graduation ceremony on August 14.  The daily curriculum, taught by college students, included discussions of basic electricity, energy conservation, green technology, elements of NYU-POLY’s YES and I2E programs.   Program highlights also included the development of energy-focused team projects, field trips and tours, and lectures by leaders in the energy field.
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