This project funded by

Arconic Foundation

Arconic Foundation is proud to support CE and bring this innovative program to Arconic communities nationwide. Arconic Foundation’s mission is to support non-profit partners who advance STEM Education, Workforce Development and Environmental Sustainability in Arconic communities. We view support for K-12 STEM programs as critical to shaping the workforce of the future – the economic future of our communities and the advanced manufacturing industry depends on it. By investing early in impactful STEM curricula, we can spark the imagination of our youth and set them on a path that encourages creativity and innovation – the very skills that make Arconic and other advanced manufacturers successful. CE is a proven and innovative model that we believe can bring to life the issues and solutions around energy management. Energy is a critical component of what we do in industry and in all of our personal lives – it is a topic that we want our youth educated about so that they can solve the problems of tomorrow.

Simi Valley Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering Workshop

Simi Valley, CA
About the School:

On Tuesday, February 11th 2020, 17 elementary educators from Simi Valley unified school district in Simi Valley, CA came together to explore renewable energy concepts through inquiry and hands-on investigation. The day began with CE providing educators with a context of the advanced energy economy and career opportunities available to their students. Educators then engaged in a mini science inquiry unit exploring solar circuitry phenomena through best practice inquiry techniques, including modeling, hands-on investigation and English language integration. Finally, educators spent the afternoon on an engineering design process to develop solar powered vehicles, exploring properties of materials and data collection in line with Next Generation Science Standards.