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  • ENGAGED: Climate Change and Solar Power Workshop

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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    ​Applications from Grade 11 and 12 students are now being accepted for a hands-on solar-power workshop developed by the Grenfell Observatory.

    The workshop, which is offered free of charge in collaboration with NSERC PromoScience and Qalipu First Nation, will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is being offered as a part of the national Science Literacy Week.

    "This workshop will offer a small group of Grade 11 and 12 students a unique opportunity to learn how to assemble a real-life solar power array to support AC electrical equipment," said Svetlana Barkanova, professor of physics at Grenfell Campus. "Workshop topics will include climate change and how we can address it, the thermonuclear fusion which powers our Sun, and the Sun in Indigenous knowledge."

    Participants will be provided with pizza lunch, an opportunity to preview a new art exhibition related to the Sun, and a short tour of the Grenfell Observatory and the campus.

    Priority will be given to Indigenous students, girls, and students from rural and remote areas. Applicants should submit a one-page statement of interest, including, if applicable, a statement of Indigenous status, by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Participants will be chosen and notified on Sept. 21.

    Please send applications to sbarkanova@grenfell.mun.ca.


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