Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

June 19-25, 2016. Inspiring future leaders in energy.

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Duke Energy Academy 2016

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Guest Presentations

Amy Marconnet -Thermoelectric Materials

Bob Bowen - Careers in Engineering and Technology

Ebeling - Koning Nuclear Powered Jeopardy Game

Ebeling-Koning - Nuclear Power Intro

Jason Monroe - Energy Case Studies

Luna Lu - Piezoelectric Materials and Devices

Mariann Quinn - Energy Challenge

Michael Arquin - KidWind

Michael Arquin - Renewables on the Grid

Nate Mosier - 2016-06-21 Duke Energy Bioeconomy

Pankaj Sharma - DEAP Orientation 2016

Rakesh Agrawal_Energy Challenge

Tamica Stubbs - Biofuel Enzyme

Tamica Stubbs - Biofuels Quick Guide

Student Presentations

Blue_Fuel Cells & TEM

Dark Gray_Electrospinning

Dark Red_Betavoltaics

Dark Yellow_Solar


Light Red_Nuclear

Light Yellow_Batteries

Teacher Lesson Plans

Amy McCormick_Can You Live There

Brian Meyer_Energy Issues

Becky Burke_Efficient Light Bulbs

Bi Yu You_Next Gen Renewable Energy Infrastructure in Hydro

Christopher Culver_Sunlight to Populations

Cynthia Ahmed_Solar Absorption

David Bramer_Alternative Energy Generation for High School

Deborah Birmingham_Basic Energy

Denise Strueh_Insulation Station

Doug Dimmer_The Energy We Use Your Carbon Footprint

Doug Hess_Solar Angle Energy Vs Solar Cells

Elizabeth Kimball_ISD Energy Think Tank

Hwa Tsu_WindTurbineDesignChallenge

Jared Moraska_Hydropower

John Harkness_What Energy Sources Do We Need

Jonathan Yeargin_The Cost of Energy

Kat Zimmerman_Sustainability of the Future

Leo Procise_Home Energy Audit

Malorie Crafton_Alternative Energy Emergency Room Design

Mike Priest_Trigonometry and wind energy

Natalie Thomas_Energy Sources

Nathan Unterman_Energy Representations Conservation and Systems

Shannon Bandy_How green are you?

Shannon Walmoth_Energy Reduction Team

Tim Hagerfield_Nuclear Energy

Quick Information

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2016 Agenda-at-a-glance

2016 Full Agenda


Purdue Duke Energy partnership leads to classroom effort at Harmony School

Duke Energy Academy 2015 video


Below you can find documents, images, videos and sponsors from the previous years' academies.


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Information for Teachers




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Student Presentations

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Information for Teachers




  1. Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/energy_literacy.html) identifies seven Essential Principles and a set of Fundamental Concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.
  2. The Department of Energy’s Energy 101 Initiative (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/energy_101.html) provides a peer reviewed course framework for an interdisciplinary fundamentals of energy course using a systems-based approach that can be individualized by the nation’s universities and community colleges.
  3. K-12 Lesson Plans & Activities
  4. EERE Wind Office: Energy Basics/how wind turbines works with a really great widget/animation http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/wind_animation.html. They also have a great set of other wind energy basics multimedia http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/multimedia.html, and a wind 101 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZITSeQFR0&feature=youtu.be.
  5. EERE Solar Office: Great resources for teaching about solar including videos, graphics and animations. https://www.eeremultimedia.energy.gov/solar/
  6. Energy 101 videos from the U.S. Department of Energy. Short videos on a variety of energy related topics. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLACD8E92715335CB2&feature=plcp   The DOE also has a general video site that can be searched for other topics and energy related talks.  http://energy.gov/videos/
  7. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has an Energy Kids site (http://www.eia.gov/kids/) where you can find a wide range of activities for students and information about how teachers can put this site to use. They also have a lot of very useful data and analysis concerning energy on their main site (http://www.eia.gov/).
  8. BITES (Building, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios) tool is an interactive framework that lets users explore the energy and carbon implications of altering the current U.S. energy profile. Using 'what-if' scenarios, users are able to adjust inputs to the electricity generation, buildings, industry and transportation sectors in order to compare outcomes to baseline reference cases. https://bites.nrel.gov/
  9. The NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project (www.need.org) has a large library of energy curriculum on a wide range of energy topics and is differentiated between primary, elementary, intermediate and secondary levels. Specific curriculum you will find useful can be found at the following site which sorts the curriculum according to subject. (http://www.need.org/Curriculum-Guides-by-Subject).
  10. The National Academies’ What You Need To Know About Energy (http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/) interactive website breaks energy up into Uses, Sources, Costs and Efficiency. This site is a reliable source for unbiased information and science related to energy. Links are provided for an Energy Quiz, Short Video, Glossary and the original reports from the National Academies about energy on which the website is based. The National Academies – YouTube channel is a great resource for energy and climate change short videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/nationalacademies.
  11. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Education resources (www.nrel.gov/education)
  12. National Science Bowl (www.nrel.gov/education/science_bowl.html)
  13. Model Car Competitions (www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html)
  14. High School Science Bowl (www.nrel.gov/education/high_school.html)
  15. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Student's Corner (www.ferc.gov/students/index.asp)
  16. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (www2.epa.gov/education)
  17. Clean Energy resources (epa.gov/cleanenergy)
  18. The Energy Star program (www.energystar.gov)
  19. Car and Light Truck Emissions (www.epa.gov/otaq/ld-hwy.htm)
  20. Fuel Economy (www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/basicinformation.htm)
  21. Green Power Partnership (www.epa.gov/greenpower/)
  22. EPA Office of Transportation & Air Quality (www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-air-and-radiation-oar#otaq)
  23. Interior Dept. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Youth Initiatives) (www.usbr.gov/youth)
  24. Interior Dept. Bureau of Land Management Energy (www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/energy.html)
  25. Interior Dept. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) (www.boem.gov)
  26. Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (www.bsee.gov)
  27. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Education resources (education.usgs.gov)
  28. USGS Energy & Mineral Resources (www.usgs.gov/energy_minerals)
  29. Transportation Dept. Pipelines & Hazardous Materials (www.dot.gov/pipelines-hazmat)
  30. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Students and Teachers (www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html)
  31. Indiana Office of Energy Development (www.in.gov/oed)
  32. Purdue's State Utility Forecasting Group (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/SUFG)
  33. Oak Ridge Associated University K-12 Education Programs (www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/default.aspx)

Compiled by DaNel Hogan 2012-2013 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy