site map
contact
Connexion
Energy Solutions
Science Connexion
Golden Apple  Presentation
Testimonials about Science Connexion
About Science Connexion
Contact Science Connexion
Science Connexion Services
Donate Your Science Equipment Here
Request Science Equipment for Your School Here
Green Apple News
Learning Tools

Louie the Lightning Bug

Looking to add energy safety & efficiency to your curriculum?
Visit ComEd's interactive 'Electric Universe'!

 The Green Apple 
The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Thursday, 22 September 2011

Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world have descended on the National Mall's West Potomac Park to showcase the highly energy efficient solar-powered houses they created for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Today's opening ceremony kicks off the biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in.

"The Solar Decathlon collegiate teams are showing how clean energy products and efficient building design can help families and businesses reduce energy use and save money," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The event challenges talented students to become pioneers of clean energy technology and helps ensure that our nation remains competitive in the workforce of tomorrow."

In addition to educating the public about how to save energy and save money, the Solar Decathlon also provides unique training to the next generation of engineers and architects. Over the last decade, the competition has prepared approximately 15,000 students to become future innovators and entrepreneurs in clean energy technology and efficient building design.

Read the full story

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

Posted by: Connexion AT 11:43 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Comments:

Post comment
Name
 *
Email Address

Message
(max 750 characters)
*
Verify image below
*
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

American School & University 

Location

Various Events and Locations
United States

National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals. The effort is a collaboration of more than 200 partner organizations, which each use the week to advance their own messages of educational opportunity while uniting with like-minded organizations across the country.

National School Choice Week believes that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children and supports a variety of school choice options — from encouraging increased access to great public schools, to public charter schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, private schools, homeschooling and more.

Find out more information at http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/

Location

Washington, DC Washington, DC
United States

Each year, the Annual Meeting provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education—including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators—to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform. 

The agency is seeking monetary relief, which will include the amount of money a retiree should have received absent the discrimination, with pre-judgment interest, and liquidated damages.

read more

A number of school board members believe that the school district could benefit from having a lobbyist focused on its needs, particularly in regards to education bills.

read more

Administrators temporarily shut down network access to Twitter and YouTube, but students were still able to access the video on their cellphones.

read more

Despite inquiries from a number of news agencies, little information has been made available by the school or the district.

read more

A 19-year-old Boston University student, Kevin Lee, was found dead in his dorm room in Towers building on Bay State Road.

read more

A ranking of the universities that drive the most activity on Facebook and Twitter.

read more

The decision was prompted by a campus gun scare in which campus police were able to arrive at the scene in less than a minute

read more

The bill, which has is called “An Act Concerning Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus,” is similar to the Clery Act.

read more

Work on Northwestern University’s new Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., could begin this summer.

read more

The Capital School District in Kent County, Del. will now offer universal free lunch to all of its K-12 students,

read more

Broward County, Fla., recently reversed its decision to allow students with head lice to remain in school.

read more

The Alma Mater sculpture is back at the University of Illinois after being removed in 2012 for a thorough cleaning and restoration, the Associated Press reported. The 10,000-pound bronze sculpture, which was created by Lorado Taft in 1929, was recently hoisted back onto its pedestal with a crane. The artwork has stood at the corner of Wright and Green streets on the Champaign, Ill.

read more

Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón is angry at Florida lawmakers for considering a bill that would allow a Miami-Dade voter referendum on a half-penny sales tax that would benefit the college.

read more

An annual celebration at Iowa State University turned into a riot resulting in violence and overturned cars.

read more

The additions to the list of infractions it plans to track are child enticement, unlawful intrusion, violation of a harassment protection order

read more

The high school, which has about 1,200 students, does not have metal detectors.

read more

The University of Alabama announced it will build a $60-million performing arts center. The 109,017-square-foot state-of-the-are venue will be located on the old Bryce Hospital site in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It will feature a 350-seat drama theater, a 450-seat dance theater, a 250-seat studio, as well as rehearsal and scenery space.

The University purchased the 168-acre parcel from the state in 2010 for $77 million and agreed to pay another $10 million for environmental clean-up.

read more

Work on a high school athletic field in Honolulu has come to a halt after subsurface soil tested positive for contaminants.

read more

Originally built in 1979, the planetarium was closed three years ago for renovations.

read more

The security upgrade was in reaction to a 2012 high school shooting that left one student injured on the first day of school.

read more

A man who attempted to sexually assault a female student at the University of Chicago has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, battery of a police officer and residential burglary, the Chicago Tribune reported.Tavares Humphries, 28, was witnessed attacking a female student in the shower of Commons South dormitory.

read more

The project is funded through a $367 million school bond that was approved in 2013.

read more

Governments spent less on new school construction in the past 12 months, the Wall Street Journal reported.

read more

This fall, Atlanta Public Schools will educate about 7,000 students through charter schools.

read more

The University of California is issuing nearly $1 billion in new debt, making the deal the largest bond sale of the week, Reuters has reported. The $968.24 million in bonds, more than half of which is tax-exempt, will go toward construction projects.

read more

The University of Maine will eliminate 61 positions in an effort to close its $9.7 million budget gap. In addition to cutting positions, the university will also apply $5.3 million of its savings toward making up the budgetary difference.

Of the eliminated positions, 30 are faculty. All of those positions are currently vacant or will soon become vacant because of retirement and attrition. The remaining 31 eliminated positions are non-faculty and at least five of those will be layoffs. 

The details of the email were not released, but school officials said it contained a “specific date and time.”

read more

Stainless steel mesh may prove to be both a viable design and energy saving element in college and university construction projects. Cambridge Architectural reports that it is seeing increased demand from institutes of higher learning for use of the material, according to the Digital Journal. Cambridge Architectural is a full-service provider of sustainable architectural mesh systems. 

Site Mailing List 
Recycle | Repurpose | Reuse | Revitalize

Enabling STEM education through repurposed resources
a conneXion company
1700 Leider Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847-499-8320
ddobski@connexiones.com