TN-SCORE Overview

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Overview of Energy Engineering Challenges, presented by Joshua Francois of Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research, and Education ( TN-SCORE) at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy on June 26, 2012.

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  • From the beginning, we have worked to engage institutions across the state to partner and collaborate on TN-SCORE. In the past year more than 3,000 precollege students and/or teachers have participated in workforce development programs, and more than 150 faculty, staff, and students are directly supporting TN-SCORE research.
  • TN-SCORE Overview

    1. 1. Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storageusing Outreach, Research, and Education TN-SCORE Tennessee Stem Leadership Academy Energy Engineering Challenges Overview June 26, 2012 1 NSF EPS - 1004083
    2. 2. TN EPSCoR Programs Experimential Program to Stimulate Competitive Research• Tennessee eligible for DOE, NASA, NSF• NSF: Multiple programs supporting infrastructure and broader impacts – Research Infrastructure Improvement Awards • RII Track I – 5 year $20M(+$4M) – TN-SCORE • RII Track II – 3 Year $6M – A Desktop to TeraGrid Ecosystem NSF EPS - 1004083
    3. 3. TN-SCORE Vision & MissionVision: To advance the capacity of science, technology,engineering and math (STEM) research at all Tennesseeacademic institutions furthering their contribution to stateeconomic priorities and leading to solutions to problems ofnational significance.Mission: Create a sustainable culture of collaboration betweenacademe, government, and the private sector in energy scienceresearch, training, education and economic development that willlead to transformational changes in Tennessee. “Creating a Culture of Collaboration” 3 NSF EPS - 1004083
    4. 4. Tennessee Energy - Solar• New industry: Hemlock, Wacker Chemie• Volunteer State Solar Initiative – Tennessee Solar Institute – West Tennessee Solar Farm “Solving Tennessee’s energy and environmental problems will stimulate our economy at a time when many people are looking for work.” Governor Phil Bredesen (2009) West Tennessee Solar Farm 5 MW Fixed PV SPECTRUM Future Home SPECTRUM Learning Displays 4 NSF EPS - 1004083
    5. 5. Energy Research Themes• Advanced Solar Conversion and Innovation – Barry Bruce, UTK, Lead – Kane Jennings, VU, Co-Lead PS1 on TiO2 Nanotubes – 22 faculty, 12 GRA, 9 UG• Components and Devices for Energy Storage and Conversion – Tom Zawodzinski, UT/ORNL, Lead – Cynthia York-Rice, TTU, Co-Lead Li- Batteries – 12 faculty, 8 GRA, 9 UG• Nanostructures for Enhancing Energy Efficiency – Sandra Rosenthal, VU, Lead – Nathanael Smith, MTSU, Co-Lead White light emitting – 16 faculty, 11 GRA, 8 UG Cd-Se nanocrystals 5 NSF EPS - 1004083
    6. 6. EPSCoR Impact Areas• Research • Workforce Development• Cyberinfrastructure • Diversity• Sustainability • External Engagement External Informed Advocacy Engagement Awareness Workforce Student Trained Development Engagement Workforce Research Innovation Jobs 6 NSF EPS - 1004083
    7. 7. Partner Institutions Research Collaborator Partner Hemlock Semiconductor LMU Eastman UT Martin APSU ORAU TSU Fisk TTU ORNL King UT/UTK Vanderbilt ETSU MTSU West TN Belmont Lipscomb Maryville Solar Farm College UTSI TVAUniversity of Memphis UTC Carson Newman Chattanooga Year 2 Participants State CC • Pre-college: >3,000 • Undergraduate Students: 61 • Graduate Students: 42 • Post Docs and Staff: 16 • Faculty: 51 7 NSF EPS - 1004083
    8. 8. Workforce Development From Kindergarten to Career K-12 CC 4 Year Graduate Faculty• Student engagement • REUs • REUs • Thrust research • Strategic hires• STEM leadership • Faculty • Industry • UTK Energy • ROAs• Teacher development development internships Scholars • Mentorship • Entrepreneurship • Tech transfer 8 NSF EPS - 1004083
    9. 9. STEM Leadership Academy Energy Engineering ChallengesThree energy-based projects – Conversion, storage, and utilization – Range of TN Grade 4-8 SPIs • Standards 1, 3, 10 (7, 9) • Embedded Inquiry and Embedded Technology &Engineering – Established learning kits • Diversity of demonstrated uses • Assistance in implementation – Measurements => competition ! 9 NSF EPS - 1004083

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