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Duke Energy Foundation Grant Allows CEES to Build New Mobile Lab

In May of 2016, a generous $400,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation permitted CEES to begin designing and building a mobile lab equipped with a variety of renewable energy technology. One year later, the new - as yet unnamed - unit made its debut at Brownsburg East Middle School. To showcase the capabilities of the mobile lab, CEES is expanding its DSE program to include energy content. New program material includes such topics as renewable energy (with specific programs focusing on renewable energy broadly or on specific types of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, etc.), energy conservation, energy flow through ecosystems, and the energy of storms.

 

Sixth graders from Brownsburg East Middle School pose in front of the new mobile lab with with Duke Energy Indiana president Melody Birmingham-Byrd during the vehicle's debut.

 

Sam Ansaldi explains the concept of a vortex with the tornado-in-a-box demonstration during an "Energy of Storms" program at Brownsburg East Middle School.

 

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