Alternative Energy

Share | print

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 1
Students in Sturgis, Michigan, learn the physics, ecology and economics of alternative energy, thanks to a pioneering energy education program developed by the Abbott Fund and the Sturgis Public Schools.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 2
The two wind turbines we’ve installed – one at the high school and one at the middle school – supply up to 10 percent of the school district’s energy needs and can even light the high school football field during Friday night games. We’ve also installed solar panels at the town’s four elementary schools.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 3
Every public school in Sturgis is integrating renewable energy instruction into its curriculum and exploring the exciting field of alternative energy, with input from some of Abbott’s top experts in science, engineering and technology.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 4
One of the goals of this program is to expose Sturgis students to Abbott’s passion for science – because we hope some of those students will be among the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. Another goal of this program is to encourage Sturgis students to safeguard the environment.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 5
Our program helps students understand the impact that renewable energy can have on the health of the environment.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 6
It’s also teaching them about the impact alternative energy resources can have on school, business and family budgets – and perhaps even future careers.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 7
While the alternative energy industry is still in its infancy, we’re showing the young people of Sturgis why the potential career opportunities are limitless.

Advancing Education About New Energy Sources

Slide 8
RESULTS
System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid.
   at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height, PixelFormat format)
   at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Image original, Int32 width, Int32 height)
   at AWS.Imaging.ImageResizer.ResizeAndSaveImage(String imagePath, String resizedImagePath, Int32 maxImageWidth, Int32 maxImageHeight)
   at AWS.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageDisplay.get_ImageUrl() In Sturgis, Michigan, a windmill has been installed at the high school and another at the middle school, as well as solar panels at the town’s four elementary schools – all through the support of Abbott volunteers and the Abbott Fund. Together, these alternative energy installations supply up to 10 percent of the school district’s energy needs and can even light the high school football field for Friday night games. More importantly, the equipment provides focus for the school district’s new curriculum on alternative energy, teaching kids both the science and the economics behind alternative energy. Some of Abbott’s energy experts regularly volunteer at the schools to teach classes, sharing their passion for science and technology in the hope that some of Sturgis’s students will be among the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. Wind and solar energy technologies are still in their infancy, but, as Sturgis students are learning, the potential of these new industries is virtually limitless, as are the career opportunities.

To view monitoring at Sturgis Middle School, please click here.
To view monitoring at Sturgis High School, please click here.
To view monitoring at Eastwod Elementary School, please click here.
Results Source: Abbott
Results to Date

06/12/2012

Copyright © 2006, 2017 Abbott Fund. Abbott Park, Illinois, U.S.A.