Career power point jason pazulski(updated)

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Career power point jason pazulski(updated)

  1. 1. What is Solar Energy? Jason Pazulski B 11/15/10
  2. 2. Introduction Solar energy has been used in many ways to help revolutionize the way we gather, and utilize energy
  3. 3. What is a Solar Panel? A solar panel is a conductive material that produces electricity directly from light These are also called photovoltaic cells, or solar cells Solar cells have dropped in price 31% from 1998 to 2008
  4. 4. Who is a person that works with Solar Energy? Anyone who works with solar energy is classified as a scientist More specific types of scientists that work with solar energy may be bio engineers, astronomers, and chemical engineers
  5. 5. Who is a person that works with Solar Energy? The reason bio engineers work with solar energy is because they study living organisms, and anything living needs the sun Astronomers work with solar energy because the sun is in space, and astronomers study the SUN, planets, galaxies, and other star systems
  6. 6. Who is a person that works with Solar Energy? Chemical engineers work with solar energy because there is a chemical process in the solar panels that produces the electricity Chemical engineers are the scientists who develop and test the chemical processes
  7. 7. When does Solar Energy work the best? Solar panels collect almost all of the solar energy during the day Some solar panels actually use the heat that was produced by the sun, to continue making energy through the night, although it is not as much, or efficient as direct sunlight
  8. 8. Where was solar energy first used or found? Solar energy was first actually used in France by Alexander Edmond Becquerel, and Antoine Cesar Becquerel in 1839
  9. 9. Why was solar energy invented? Solar Energy was found accidentally by Antoine and Alexander Becquerel Solar energy was also used by John Herschel as a survival method to cook food while he was on an Africa expedition Solar energy was advanced (not first created) to help lower the amount of coal we use
  10. 10. Chemical Engineer Solar energy is gathered by solar panels and there is a chemical process that allows that to happen -About half of chemical engineers make $97,900 a year in Maryland -In Maryland, there are 730 chemical engineers employed now -It is estimated that there will be a 12% increase in the amount of chemical engineers from 2006 to 2016 A few related careers are geoscientists, conservation scientists, and nuclear engineers
  11. 11. High School Career Academies I will go to Atholton High School I researched the Pre- Engineering Academy I chose this career academy because it has to do with engineering
  12. 12. The University of Maryland The location of the college I researched is College Park, Maryland The tuition is $8,416 a year The program requirements are: you need: 128 credits and fulfillment of all Departmental, College, and University requirements with a grade point average of 2.0 The school’s mascot is a diamondback terrapin, the percentage of students that graduate is 80%, and there are 35,369 students enrolled
  13. 13. Community Service I chose to volunteer as a firefighter The reason I chose this is because to be a chemical engineer, you must work very hard, and that is no different than firefighters They both work with tools and have to find solutions to problems Being a volunteer fire fighter also seems like an interesting job
  14. 14. Prior Job Experience I have volunteered as a firefighter I worked at McDonald’s I worked at the Columbia Ice Rink as a referee
  15. 15. Citing I used Career One Stop to look at the trends, wages, and advancement I used About My Planet’s picture of a solar panel I used Florida Solar Energy Center’s graph on where solar panels gather the most energy in the U.S.A I used a picture from Biosulf.org of a scientist

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