The Center for Climate and Environmental Decision Making held the annual SUCCEED conference from July 9 -13, connecting high school students with EPP PhDs through a variety of experiments, activities, and field trips. This year's programming included trips to Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority, Duquesne Combined Heat and Power Plant, and Bruce Mansfield Coal Power Plant.
SUCCEED 2018 kicked off today. @surgeprotektor teaches high schoolers about different sources of energy. Read more about SUCCEED at https://t.co/DhU6vf7zNX @CMU_EPP @CMUenergy @CMUEngineering @inesliaz pic.twitter.com/pd1hWGvw1v— CEDM (@CEDM_Center) July 9, 2018
During this week-long program, high school students visit EPP to learn about climate and environmental issues from EPP PhD students. At the end of the program students understand climate change and its relationship to energy production and may pursue a career in energy.
The SUCCEED student program draws to a close with student presentations and a group photo. Thanks to @CMU_EPP students Daniel Sun and Tobi Adekanye for a fun-filled program. pic.twitter.com/1rBzFhKtLE— CEDM (@CEDM_Center) July 13, 2018
This year, 25 students and 5 teachers joined EPP PhD students to explore the relationship between energy, the environment, and climate change. The program dug into the challenges facing energy fields and technology's role in overcoming them.