Clean Energy Ambassadors


Clean Energy Ambassadors at Paws on Science

The Clean Energy Ambassadors is a joint program with the CEI and the student organization CITE (Collaboration in Technology and Energy). We want to get students interested in STEM careers by connecting them with our fellows and undergraduates who want to share their enthusiasm for science and engineering. CEI Clean Energy Ambassadors are graduate and undergraduate students that lead students in hands-on activities and present at community events such as Paws On Science, Engineering Discovery Days, and many other events. CEI fellows benefit by honing their skills at communicating science to the public and gain first hand experience with programs to support broader impacts.

CEI can also arrange an on campus tour and/or workshop for secondary school groups. These typically involve about 1 hour of lab visits, see tools such as the electronic microscope, and some presentation and hands one workshop. Due to heavily used instruments and busy labs we are limited to one tour event a month and a cancellation fee may apply.

Possible Activities

  • Solar Car Races
  • Solar Energy Exploration and Presentation

    Paws on Science 2016 Photo:John Katahara

    Paws on Science 2016 Photo:John Katahara

  • Mini Solar Panel hands-on workshop
  • Solar Spinner hands-on workshop
  • Anything from our Lessons Page
  • CEI and MolES Building Tour

For Schools and Public

Sign up to arrange a classroom visit or on campus tour by a Clean Energy Ambassador

Download a flyer about the CEI Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors Outreach Menu


For Clean Energy Ambassadors

Sign up to volunteer for outreach events here!


Become a Clean Energy Ambassador (Sign up for listserv)

See some of the displays and kits Clean Energy Ambassadors may check out for outreach activities.

Read lesson plans used in outreach programs

Details about current outreach events


Past Ambassador  Events

Here is where we been

Red Pins are Clean Energy Ambassador Visits

Green Pins are CEI graduate student presentations at scientific conferences.

  • Feb 3 Fairwood Elementary – Albert Einstein Day
  • March 27 TAFA- STEM OUT
  • April 8- National Energy Extension Summit Display
  • April 10-12, 2015  PAWs on Science – Pacific Science Center
  • April 24-25 2015- UW Engineering Days- UW campus
  • May 14- Schmitz Elementary Science Celebration
  • May 15- St. Benedicts Science Club
  • May 22nd Cleveland High School
  • June 8  Everett STEM Fair
  • July 8 Native Youth Enrichment Program- CEI tour
  • August 4,5  Early Engineering Institute – Build a Solar Panel Workshop- 10
  • Sept. 19-20 Mini Maker Faire EMP Seattle-
  • Oct 3 Mini Maker Faire Wenatchee- 1500 visitors
  • Oct 10- Inspire Workshop– UW Bothell- 950 parents and students- 30 students in a sunspinner workshop
  • Oct 23,24 Washington Science Teachers Association– Shoreline- Shorecrest High School
  • Oct 26 Inglemoor High School – Moles Lab tour- 10 students
  • Nov 9 ARCS foundation CEI Posters and lab tour- 30 members
  • November 20 Einstein Middle School- Energy Course- 125 students
  • November 20 Seattle Mesa CEI visit- 8 high school students
  • December 14th Excel Charter School Science club
  • December 16th Hyla Middle School CEI visit- sunspinner workshop
  • December 17th Bremerton Energy Week- Trade Show Judge 9-1pm
  • January 12- Westhill Elementary (Bothell) Science Night- 4-8pm
  • January 13  Hazel Wolf School (K-8)- with UW Women in Chemical Sciences
  • January 22nd -8am-1pm North Middle School Everett STEM Career Fair
  • January 27 Penny Creek Elementary 9:30-11- 25 5th graders
  • Feb 9 Maywood Hills Elementary STEAM evening  – 60 students
  • Feb 11- STEM expo – Enumclaw Expo Center- 1000 visitors
  • Feb 11 Cascade K-8 Community School- STEAM night-Shorelne 6-8:30 pm 150 students
  • March 24 5pm Whittier  Elementary STEM Fair- 350 students
  • April 7th Greenwood Elementary Science Fair 6-8pm 400 students
  • April 16 -9-4pm Chelan Earth Day Fair 500
  • April 22, 23 Engineering Discovery Days 500
  • April 28  Epiphany School  30 kids
  • May 4 Solar Washington  20 adults
  • May 6-8 PAWS on Science Weekend 4500
  • May 17  Medina Elementary STEM fair- 450
  • May 18 Bellevue STEM Career Fair – 250
  • May 24 Everett MAF CEI lab tour  30
  • May 25 Montlake Elementary STEM Fair 150
  • June 6 Everett Innovation Expo- 5-8pm 150
  • July 14 Seattle Mesa Teacher Workshop 40
  • July 29 John Rogers STEM day  80 students
  • September 17-18 Seattle Makers Faire- EMP Seattle Center
  • October 1st- Introduce a Girl To Photonics Fair- UW HUB
  • October 2nd- Youth Climate Action event-  50 students
  • October 11th East Hill Elementary School visit- 80 students
  • October 29th Wenatchee Makers Faire
  • November 2nd Foss High School