Grow STEM through Green Engineering
Uncover the science behind green engineering.
Discover the earth-friendly side of STEM in this workshop dedicated to exploring the science of Environmental Engineering.
Experimentation using chemistry and biology principles, with an emphasis on sustainability through engineering applications, guide participants to clean polluted water to meet EPA drinking standards. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with a field excursion to water treatment facilities.
Emphasis will also be placed on understanding what engineering for sustainability really means. Connections between sustainable engineering and ethical justice will be examined.
What You Take Home
About the Instructor
Melissa Duncan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Biology as well as a Master of Science in Multi-disciplinary Science from Texas Tech University. She has worked in a lab setting for ten years, taught middle school for 12 years, and is currently teaching high school astronomy and chemistry. She also currently serves as a Science Teacher Mentor for Region 17 and presents at the state and national science conferences.
She has received several honors including 2007 Innovative Science Teacher awarded by Texas Tech CISER/HHMI, 2009 Region XVII Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2010 STAT Outstanding Middle School Science Teacher, and National Science Teachers Association STEM Semifinalist. Duncan was selected as a STAR Research Fellow in which she performed research on super hydrophobic nanoparticles at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition, she has participated in the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association STEP Conference, Texas Miners and Reclamation Association Coal Camp, and NASA Liftoff to obtain resources for the classroom.
- Fee: $125
- STEM-designated schools qualify for a discounted fee under a separate grant. Please contact the T-STEM office for additional details. 806.834.0384 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limited to 15 participants
- Meals and lodging on your own
- July 15-18 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
- Classroom - College of Education
- Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12