Joliet Junior College was recently awarded an E2 Energy to Educate grant from Constellation, an Exelon Company.
This grant will provide JJC’s Corporate & Community Services with an opportunity to enhance its innovative solar power energy program for girls in grades six to eight.
The workshops will take place for a single day on March 4, and again during a three-day workshop March 26 to March 28.
Girls Leading the Charge 2.0 is a STEM-focused challenge that will build upon concepts that were introduced in the initial program. Students were able to design and build solar-powered cars while exploring solar/photovoltaic cells as well as gear drive and pulley systems.
In the GLTC 2.0 program, girls will participate in hands-on activities while applying design and troubleshooting techniques used by engineers.
The JJC program will also introduce students to hydrocar fuel cell cars. These vehicles are powered by a clean-energy fuel cell that converts hydrogen gas to electricity and water.
For more information about JJC’s Girls Leading the Charge 2.0 program, contact Brenda Large at 815-280-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.