S&T to ‘Show-Me the Green’ at state fair

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On August 10, 2011

Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will demonstrate environmental technology during a day filled with science activities at the Missouri State Fair on Aug. 20.

The Missouri S&T students will take part in “Show-Me the Green: Conservation, Energy and Innovation,” a one-day event in which fairgoers can learn about green technologies through hands-on projects. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Show-Me Tent at the state fair in Sedalia.

Members of the Missouri S&T Solar House Team will be on hand with an interactive display of a model wind farm that demonstrates how wind energy is converted to electricity. The S&T students also will display a solar thermal collector and sustainable materials used in some of the homes at Missouri S&T’s Solar Village. The Solar Village is a neighborhood of four solar-powered homes, all designed and built by S&T Solar House Team members.

Several other Missouri colleges and universities, including the other University of Missouri campuses, will also display interactive projects at the event. “Show-Me the Green” is being coordinated by Cynthia Kramer, executive director of Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration (SCOPE), a non-profit organization based in St. Louis, and Bill Pabst, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist.

Missouri S&T’s presence at the event is being coordinated by Angela Rolufs, director of the campus’s office of sustainable energy and environmental engagement (OSE3).

For more information about environmental programs at Missouri S&T, contact Rolufs at 573-341-7500 or email her at rolufsa@mst.edu.

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