SME Alternative Energy Video raises biofuels awareness.
Press Release Summary:
February 22, 2011 - SME Education Foundation has released video, Innovate: Fueling Change, for National Engineers Week from February 20-26, 2011, which promotes student awareness of green technology careers and STEM-based education. Video documents how high school students address need to use existing energy sources efficiently and explore alternative energy resources by converting French-fry grease into bio-fuel. It is being distributed to 4,000 Project Lead the Way classrooms and after school programs.
Original Press Release
Innovate: Fueling Change - Kids Explore Alternative Energy Resources in New Video - French-Fry Grease into Bio-Fuel
Press release date: February 14, 2011
The SME Education Foundation launched its Gateway Academy pilot program in 2006, introducing five academies in two states (California and New York). Thanks to donor funding, 237 Gateway Academies were offered in 34 states reaching 4,800 students. The Gateway Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)-based curriculum designed by Project Lead The Way, is taught by PLTW-trained teachers. About the National Engineers Week Foundation:
The National Engineers Week Foundation coalition comprises more than 75 engineering, professional, and technical societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The coalition is dedicated to sustaining and growing a dynamic engineering profession by ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce, increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students, and promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. Among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts, the coalition also raises public understanding and appreciation of engineering contributions to society through year-round innovative programming and celebration. Visit http://www.eweek.org/Home.aspx About the SME Education Foundation:
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $31 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at www.smeef.org. Also visit www.CareerMe.org, for information on careers in advanced manufacturing and our award-winning Web site for young people, www.ManufacturingisCool.com Media Contact:
Bart A. Aslin, Chief Operating Officer, SME Education Foundation, 313.425-3302, firstname.lastname@example.org; Helene Lerner, Creative Expansions, Inc., 212.689-9683, email@example.com