Educators from throughout the state are learning how to engage K-12 students with solar energy at the Wisconsin STEM Educator Solar Institute at Madison College's Commercial Avenue Campus this week. The fifth annual institute, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will run Tuesday, July 9, through Thursday, July 11.
Madison College instructors Joel Shoemaker, Ken Walz, Cris Folk and Scott Liddicoat, a teacher at Green Bay Southwest High School, will teach participants to install and commission a residential size solar photovoltaic array. The classes also cover safety measures and electrical principles. Teachers return home with hands-on classroom lab activities.
The institute is offered through the Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education.
Published July 8, 2019. Updated August 2, 2019.