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    EDUCATION NIGHT: Dr. Sameer Patwardhan, "Introducing Solar Energy Science in Classrooms"

    September 15, 2017
    5:30 PM to 8:45 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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    EDUCATION NIGHT: Workshop, Posters, Scholarship Presentations, and Main Talk

    Dr. Sameer Patwardhan

    Northwestern University Department of Chemistry
    Argonne National Laboratory ANSER Center

    "Introducing Solar Energy Science in Classrooms"

    September 15, 2017

    Roosevelt University - Schaumburg (Main site),
    University of Illinois at Chicago (Remote),

    College of Lake County Southlake Campus (Remote),
    Purdue Univ. Northwest; Hammond, IN (Remote)

    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  Solar Cell Workshop, Poster Session, and Networking
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:35  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:35 - 7:45  High School Scholarship Awards
    • 7:45 - 8:45  Lecture by Dr. Patwardhan

    FOUR LOCATIONS

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: College of Lake County Southlake Campus
    • STREAMING LOCATION #3: Purdue University - Northwest

    PRE-DINNER WORKSHOP 

    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.

    Solar cell kit is free to the first 50 registered teachers (Grades 6-12)!

    Solar cell kit is $20 for registered ACS and AIChE members, and $40 for non-members.

    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:

    Roosevelt U. 

    (PANERA BOX LUNCH)

     OPTION 1:

    Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, basil pesto, pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on asiago cheese focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie

     

    OPTION 2:

    Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie.


    REMOTE SITE #1:

    U of Illinois 

    (PANERA BOX LUNCH)

    OPTION 1:

    Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, basil pesto, pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on asiago cheese focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie

    OPTION 2:

    Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie.


    REMOTE SITE #2:

    College of Lake County, Southlake

    (PANERA BOX LUNCH)

    OPTION 1:

    Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, basil pesto, pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on asiago cheese focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie

    OPTION 2:

    Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie.



    REMOTE SITE #3:

    Purdue U. Northwest; Hammond, IN

    Option 1: 

    Italian Roast Beef with French Fries

    Option 2:

    Mostaccioli with Marina Sauce 

    Option 3:

    Vegetable Panini

     

    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:

    Roosevelt University
    Alumni Hall, Room 155
    1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

    http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/venuemap_rooseveltschaumburg_2017.pdf

    PARKING:  Free

     

    SATELLITE LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Science and Engineering South Building 
    Lecture Room 138

    845 West Taylor Street
    Chicago, IL 60607

    http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/venuemap_uic.pdf

    PARKING:

    Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure, 760 W. Taylor.  

    Enter on Taylor St., Just east of Halsted (Cost $8.75)

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    College of Lake County, Southlake Campus
    Southlake Campus, Room V336-34
    1120 S. Milwaukee Avenue
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_southlake_mapdir.pdf

    http://www.clcillinois.edu/aboutclc/locations/southlake/maps

    PARKING: Free, surrounds building

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Bulding, Room 240

    2200 169th Street
    Hammond, IN 46323

    http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    https://www.pnw.edu/visitors-guide/maps/hammond-campus

    PARKING: Free

     

     

    Tickets

    $0.00 Solar Cell Kit for 9/15 Workshop (K-12 TEACHERS ONLY $0)

    $20.00 Solar Cell Kit for 9/15 Workshop (ACS, AIChE MEMBERS $20)

    $40.00 Solar Cell Kit for 9/15 Workshop (NONMEMBERS $40)

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE: Workshop only (includes 30-person kit)

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1: Workshop-only (includes 30-person kit)

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Non-member

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2: Workshop-only (includes 30-person kit)

    $10.00 REMOTE SITE #3: Member

    $10.00 REMOTE SITE #3: AIChE Member

    $12.00 REMOTE SITE #3: Nonmember

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3: Workshop-only (includes 30-person kit)

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue