The Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Lexington-Richland School District 5 offers many different programs, one being Clean Energy Technology. The program provides students the opportunity to remain enrolled in their high school and take their major program of study at the Center. Through this learning experience, students are able to connect their academic and technical knowledge. The design of the programs, which includes completion of a capstone project, encourages students to be innovative and creative learners with a goal to become problem solvers and critical thinkers in the future.
The Clean Energy Technology program enables students to apply fundamental science and operating principles to authentic problems. Students master industry-standard simulation and modeling software sourced from the U.S. Department of Energy and related national laboratories as well as National Instruments (NI). Students use web-based applications, especially those with embedded graphical information systems content, to relate geography, climate and terrain to the availability and economics of wind and solar resources. Students discover how the perceptions of consumers, manufacturers, technologists, and regulators shape the rate and scale of clean energy technology adoption. Students analyze prices in energy markets and how prices communicate the opportunity costs of clean energy systems.
A student completing the program may become an NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer and may be prepared for earning other relevant industry certifications.
For more information about the Clean Energy Technology program, please contact Mr. Patrick Smallwood.
Read this article to learn more about the showcase held for the Clean Energy Technology program: http://www.swlexledger.com/single-post/2016/11/22/The-Center-for-Advanced-Technical-Studies-hosts-Clean-Energy-Technology-Showcase