The Iowa Energy Center ‘s Learning Institute is actively engaged in supporting and networking with all involved with energy science education. In the K-12 arena, we are collaborating with the University of Northern Iowa in conducting a status and needs assessment for the Iowa K-12 system regarding energy science education. This study began in March 2012 and will be conducted and completed by March of next year.
An Education Advisory Group has been formed to advise and guide this project. The Energy Center is always looking for feedback opportunities for increased collaboration with other groups involved in energy science education. Please contact the communications manager (515-294-4391)at the Iowa Energy Center.
The Energy Center awards scholarships to Iowa high school students at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (http://www.sciencefairofiowa.org/) for exceptional energy-related projects. Scholarship funds will be provided directly to the college of the student’s choice.