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Helping K-12 students explore clean energy careers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1713287286131{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"]April 16, 2024[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1713287105136{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Over the past year, CEI has collaborated with the Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) — a nonprofit organization that fosters partnerships with local businesses and institutions to provide equitable access to educational and career opportunities for local students — to develop a tour of our facilities that engages students and demonstrates a variety of careers in clean energy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1713213254175{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"]WABS Career Tours “provide career exposure to students who are furthest from opportunity, including BIPOC, low-income, and first-generation students” through explorational activities and networking with local professionals.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1713287157846{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}"]This past December, CEI hosted one...

Chemical engineering professor’s coloring book makes science accessible

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Sindu Karunakaran | UW News [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] December 27, 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]When Julie Rorrer was a graduate student, she visited elementary schools with other members of her program to talk about science and give demonstrations. But explaining their work and research to the students was a challenge, which gave Rorrer the idea to use coloring pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]“The coloring idea came from the fact that I like to doodle,” said Rorrer, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington. “I like to draw, and coloring is kind of a ubiquitous medium. I think kids love it. Adults love it. And so, I thought, why...