Northwestern University

Sep
15
Fri 5:30 PM

Chicago ACS Meeting: "Introducing Solar Energy Science in Classrooms" by Dr. Sameer Patwardhan

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM  

Where: 1400 N Roosevelt Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs

Contact: Sameer Patwardhan  

Group: ISEN private

Category: Academic

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Description:

EDUCATION NIGHT: Workshop, Posters, Scholarship Presentations, and Main Talk

Dr. Sameer Patwardhan

Northwestern University Department of Chemistry
Argonne National Laboratory ANSER Center

"Introducing Solar Energy Science in Classrooms"

September 15, 2017

Roosevelt University - Schaumburg (Main site),
University of Illinois at Chicago (Remote),
College of Lake County Southlake Campus (Remote),
Purdue Univ. Northwest; Hammond, IN (Remote)

ABSTRACT

The solar energy sector is growing exponentially. The expanding solar workforce and growing customer base entails dire need for public awareness and skill development in solar energy. In this respect, the wider accessibility of solar energy science in middle- and high-school curricula bodes well. With this goal in mind, we have designed science experiments for students to make functional solar panels using a variety of materials and methods. Students not only gain understanding of fundamental principles and cross-cutting concepts, but also of the various science and engineering practices. I will describe the fabrication of dye-sensitized and organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells, and discuss implementation of these experiments into classroom. I will share my experience working with educators and students worldwide, but in particular, at Northwestern General Chemistry laboratory.

 

PROGRAM

5:30 - 6:30 Solar Cell Workshop, Poster Session, and Networking
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner
7:30 - 7:35 Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
7:35 - 7:45 High School Scholarship Awards
7:45 - 8:45 Lecture by Dr. Patwardhan

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