Rosemount High School to get its own solar array

Sun This Week –  “Interest in the potential of solar energy has peaked in the last two years as students learned much more about it through a grant program with the ‘We Share Solar’ program. Read full article here.

Holy Family students build solar suitcases for refugee settlement

After assembly, Holy Family shipped its two completed suitcases back to the manufacturer to be professionally tested for construction quality and system reliability. Once the suitcases are tested, a deployment kit containing installation components will be added before shipment to the Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Southwest Uganda. Read full article here.

Local Students Help Provide Power For Students In Kenya

Many students don’t get to see the real-world application of what they learn in school until much later in life, but for the high school students in Mission College’s Summer STEM program, their work now has a global impact. Read full article here.

Engaging Students in STEM Through a Solutionary Approach

Like most people, students want their work to matter. Of course it matters to them, their parents and their teachers, but what if it also matters to people outside the classroom walls? What if the work that students do in high school immediately changes lives for the better in the real world? Would this inspire […]

Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt DC standalone […]

Twin Cities students build solar devices for Kenyan students on STEM Day

On Friday, Twin Cities students came together to work on a high-tech project that will soon help people a world away. It’s all part of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Day. Students from 11 Twin Cities-area schools participated in the hands-on STEM program, which involved building portable solar suitcases that can capture the sun’s energy […]

The Power of Collaboration: Lighting Up Rural Schools in Kenya

Having power is to be empowered. Electricity—power, light, warmth—is a proxy for social justice. Segal Family Foundation partner We Care Solar is bringing justice to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa by collaborating with exemplary local organizations. Read more