Energy Day at WVU

July 13th, 2009

400 middle school students from around the state visit WVU for Energy Day, a daylong event aimed at educating young people on the critical topic of energy.

Throughout the day, students break down into small groups to participate in hands-on activities, such as building solar cells and eco-friendly lava lamps, and view demonstrations on topics such as solar, geothermal and other forms of energy. WVU engineering faculty and students and representatives of agencies and companies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA , Dominion and others, lead the workshops and demonstrations.

Participating students and teachers are visiting from Chapmanville Middle (Logan County), Sandy River Middle, Mount View High (McDowell County), Shortline School (Wetzel County), Princeton Middle (Mercer County), and Mannington Middle (Marion County).Energy Day is co-sponsored by WVU s College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and The EdVenture Group, a nonprofit educational organization, with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.