Project Infinite Green tours Argonne’s renewable energy installations

By Diana Anderson

On December 3, junior high school students participating in Project Infinite Green visited Argonne National Laboratory for a tour of the lab’s renewable energy installations. Argonne’s Sustainability Program Manager Devin Hodge led the group on an exploration of geothermal, solar, wind and electric vehicle charging technologies that Argonne employs on it site. He also led discussion on scientific research that’s being conducted at Argonne to improve existing “green” technologies.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with students from Project Infinite Green,” said Hodge. “The students are well-informed about renewable energy options and Argonne is able to enhance that knowledge by providing insight into scientific research that’s being conducted and the type of advances that can be expected over the next several years.”

Project Infinite Green was created to educate children about energy sources and is designed to support public school curricula. The organization ultimately aims to introduce students to the scientific and business aspects of creating clean energy solutions to the challenges we face today.

Earlier this year, Project Infinite Green students, led by organization co-founder Catherine Greenspon, developed sustainable energy business plans and presented them to members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus in Washington, D.C. The students were accompanied in Washington by teachers, parents and mentors, including representatives from Argonne.

Posted December 10, 2012