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Local Students, Educators Selected for UW Energy Summer Institute

June 9, 2010 — Local students and teachers are participating in the fourth annual Energy Summer Institute through June 19, sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).

The 17 students and 3 teachers attend classes covering the chemistry perspective of energy and HVAC systems and building performance.

"The summer institute gives students an opportunity to learn about higher education and what UW offers, and they have fun doing it," says Mark Northam, SER director.

Classes are taught by Navamoney Arulsamy from the Department of Chemistry and Ahmed Megri from the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. Joseph Stepans, UW College of Education professor emeritus, leads the class for teachers, providing them with techniques to integrate secondary mathematics and science into energy studies.

The SER provides undergraduate and graduate education, conducts research on existing and emerging energy resources and disseminates scientific, engineering and economic information to support Wyoming's near and long-term energy future.

Participants, listed by hometown, are: 
Afton -- Ben Sabat and Joseph Wetzel (teacher). 
Baggs -- Clay Orchard. 
Casper -- Michaela Eddy, John Hall and Ian Moffett. 
Cheyenne -- Tony LaFaso, Kylie Larsen and Mika Scissons. 
Cody -- Laurel Markert and Carter Reed. 
Dubois -- John Bartlett and Dustin Horn. 
Lander -- Artesia Bell.
Laramie -- Ron McIntosh (teacher), Gabriel Shih and Chaim Starkey. 
Moorcroft -- Olivia Callaway-Testerman.
Sheridan -- Teri Rowland (teacher) and Alexandra Vaira.

For more information about the Energy Summer Institute, call the SER Academics Office at (307) 766-6879.


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