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    EDUCATION NIGHT: Dr. Sameer Patwardhan, "Hands-on experiments to build solar panels using household ingredients"

    September 15, 2017
    5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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    Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    1400 N Roosevelt Rd
    Schaumburg,, IL 60173
    https://www.roosevelt.edu/campuses/schaumburg
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    Dr. Sameer Patwardhan

    Northwestern University Department of Chemistry
    Argonne National Laboratory ANSER Center

    "Hands-on experiments to build solar panels using household ingredients"

    ABSTRACT

    The solar energy sector is growing exponentially. The expanding solar workforce and growing customer base entails dire need for public awareness and skill development in solar energy. In this respect, the wider accessibility of solar energy science in middle- and high-school curricula bodes well. With this goal in mind, we have designed science experiments for students to make functional solar panels using a variety of materials and methods. Students not only gain understanding of fundamental principles and cross-cutting concepts, but also of the various science and engineering practices. I will describe the fabrication of dye-sensitized and organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells, and discuss implementation of these experiments into classroom. I will share my experience working with educators and students worldwide, but in particular, at Northwestern General Chemistry laboratory.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Workshop, Poster Session, Social Hour with cash bar
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:35  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:35 - 7:45  Presentation of High School scholarships to students and awards to their teachers
    • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Dr. Patwardhan
    • 8:30 - 9:30  Networking

    FOUR LOCATIONS

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: North Central College
    • STREAMING LOCATiON #3: Purdue University - Northwest

    PRE-DINNER WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS, GRADES 6-10

    Solar electricity production has witnessed an exponential growth in recent years. To make solar energy science widely accessible, we have designed an experiment to easily and cheaply build solar panels using household ingredients. The multidisciplinary experiment provides hands-on learning in science, engineering and design. During the workshop, participants will make solar cells, assemble cells into functional solar panels, and use it to power electronic devices under (sun)light. Participants will work in groups to discuss lesson plan and assessment design.

    POSTER SESSION

    Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a prize! Register here if you wish to present a poster:

    http://chicagoacs.org/form.php?form_id=27

    DINNER - ALL SITES/Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: TBD TBD

    REMOTE SITE #1:  TBD TBD
    REMOTE SITE #2: TBD TBD
    REMOTE SITE #3: TBD TBD

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 12
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, September 14

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.   Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net) if you have any questions

    BIOGRAPHY

    Dr. Sameer Patwardhan is working at the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) center at Northwestern University. He is involved in the development of new technologies for electricity and fuels production using sunlight. In recent years, he has translated state-of-the-art energy science for public consumption, and conducted workshops for students and teachers internationally.

    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    TBD

    PARKING:

    TBD

    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    TBD

    PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    Institution
    Building, room
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map and directions: << link >>

    PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    Institution
    Building, room
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map and directions: << link >>

    PARKING:

    Tickets

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member ticket

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Member ticket

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - AIChE Member