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East Tennessee Students Get a Lesson in Harnessing the Sun

ORAU Partners with Outpost Solar to Give Students a Glimpse into Math and Science at Work in the Energy Sector

Dec. 2, 2009

Who: Elementary and middle school students from Jefferson County’s White Pine and Rush Strong Schools will visit Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ (ORAU) Center for Science Education to participate in live demonstration of Outpost Solar’s Armored Modular Solar powered generator.

What: Originally developed for military use in the desert, this 24-paneled, bullet-resistant solar array provides students with a tangible link between what they learn in math and science class and how it applies to the real world.

After the demonstration, the students will apply alternative energy concepts learned in the solar array presentation to operate miniature, solar-powered cars.

When: Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
9:30 a.m.

Where: ORAU Center for Science Education
100 ORAU Way
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Located at the intersection of ORAU Way and South Illinois Avenue; behind the Enrichment Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tenn.  

Solar generator demo to take place in the ORAU parking lot directly behind the DoubleTree Hotel.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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