High School Sustainability Challenges
in partnership with ISE present
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CONFERENCE
was held on
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (the Mansion), 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Over 60 high school students from Barack Obama Green Charter School and Morristown High School STEM Program once again rolled up their sleeves and teamed with Fairleigh Dickinson University college student facilitators to construct explanations, and design and discuss solutions to real world energy problems as part of the 2016 Sustainability Challenge.
Case studies involved the renewable energy initiatives at the Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC) which is a premier military research center concentrating on munitions. The U.S. military is the biggest user of energy in the country. By 2025, ARDEC's plan is to have 75% of their energy coming from renewable sources.
The speakers at the just-concluded Conference were Shah Dabiri, Pam Sheehan and Stacey Yauch of ARDEC. The student teams were highly motivated and engaged as they listened to the speakers, engaged in group discussions, and presented their findings of ARDEC case studies.
FALL 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Idea Challenge Student Conference presented by ISE and Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship was held on October 22, 2015 in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (the Mansion). High school students from the Morris County School of Technology and Roxbury High School were challenged to outline business plans for social ventures in their communities.
PHOTOS from the Event....
Spring 2015 Student Conference on Renewable Energy
On April 16, 2015 at the ISE-sponsored SGAP 2015 Global Leadership and Sustainability Challenge for high school students at FDU's Metro campus, STEM high school students were immersed in a real world planning experience in which mixed-school teams designed a solar PV system for their schools 1) to increase its use of renewable energy and 2) reduce its energy costs. Randolph High School located in Randolph, New Jersey was highlighted as a model case story.
Spring 2014 Student Conferences on Renewable Energy
I. April 10, 2014 - Lenfell Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus; Barack Obama Green Charter School and Morristown STEM Academy
"Tap water is cleaner than bottled water "
"Wind energy is very cheap compared to others"
II. April 24, 2014 - Rutherford Room, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metro Campus; Bergen County Academies and Rahway High School - AP
“Over 145 students from 4 different schools and within three counties (Morris, Union and Bergen) attended the April 10th and 24th events.
High school students liked the opportunity to collaborate with other high school students from different schools, as well as with Fairleigh Dickinson college student facilitators. All parties worked together to solve a real-world case challenge focused on the best renewable energy mix for a manufacturing facility. Students also liked the 3D copy machine demonstrations at one of the two events.” - Michele Joseph, SGAP Executive Director
OCT. 22, 2015 CONFERENCE - Florham Campus
APRIL 16, 2015 CONFERENCE - Metropolitan Campus
Mixed-school teams of high school students design a solar PV system for their school!
APRIL 10, 2014 CONFERENCE - Florham Campus
SGAP Executive Director Michele Joseph addresses the students.
Attendees from Barack Obama Green Charter School and Morristown STEM Academy break the ice.
Students volunteer to present their findings
"Wind energy is the fastest growing way of renewable energy"
"Wind power is cheaper than natural gas"
Eva Gardow, panelist from FirstEnergy, speaks to the students
Dr. Kent Fairfield of ISE, Jonathan Cloud of ISE, Eva Gardow of FirstEnergy, and Govi Rao of Noveda Technologies speak to the gathering.
APRIL 24, 2014 CONFERENCE - Metro Campus
Students from Rahway High School and Bergen County Academies discuss solutions to the Case Challenge.