NC Solar Center installs new Skystream demonstration wind turbine system to enhance training and development programs

"The turbine will also be integrated with the Solar Center’s National Science Foundation-funded Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRIDc) program."

NC State University Features

High-Speed Learning
June 4, 2010

"...middle- and high-school students from around the region raced their way through NC State’s first Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP)..."

Friday Institude For Educational Innovation News & Events

GRIDC Project Expands into Wind and Sustainable Transportation Technologies

"The second phase of the project was recently funded by an additional NSF grant and will allow the researchers to expand their data collection devices to include electric vehicles and wind turbines located on the Outer Banks."

N.C. State News Services

STEM Gets Greener: Promoting Critical Thinking Using Renewable Energy Technology
December 16, 2009

"Can building model cars really help create the next generation of electric vehicle designers and engineers? Researchers at North Carolina State University think so. Through a recent grant, they will develop a curriculum that uses real-world applications of renewable energy technologies to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics - known as STEM concepts".

Senator Harry Reid

Reid Meets Nevadans Showcasing Educational Technology 
November 5, 2009

"I had the opportunity to visit at one of these tables eighth grade students who last year had a contest building solar vehicles. They had some requirements they had to make; unbelievable what they did with these cars."

NSF Features

National Science Foundation Takes Part in Education Technology Showcase
Media Advisory 09-030

"On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 17 different educational technologies developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be included among the exhibits in an Education Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill, in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building."

National Science Foundation-funded Projects Featured at Education Technology Showcase

Press Release 09-220


"North Carolina Solar Center. The NC Solar Center Education Outreach team gives students at all levels first-hand experience working with alternative transportation technologies as well as other "green" technologies. An example is a six-week project where students design and build their own miniature solar cars. PIs: William DeLuca and Pam Carpenter, North Carolina State University."