DENVER – Sept. 4, 2018 – Denver’s largest annual FREE family STEM festival is Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at Denver’s East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade. Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math preparing them for a future in STEM.
“Encouraging students by providing a space for them to see and experience the skills necessary to solve big-world problems in energy is the reason we put on one of the biggest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) events in Denver,” said Andrew Browning, Chief Operating Officer of Consumer Energy Alliance, one of the hosts of this year’s Energy Day event in Denver.
“We want kids to see how fun jobs in the energy sector are and help students get excited about jobs that could fill Colorado’s workforce-ready pipeline with graduates who are well-versed in the sciences – setting them up for a successful career path. It all starts with bringing Colorado employers, educators and students together on one day to highlight real-world STEM solutions in the energy sector.”
According to a 2018 report by the U.S. Department of Education, graduates in STEM occupations reported some of the highest median salaries around, roughly $61,000 - whereas graduates employed in business support or administrative assistance occupations generally earned lower median salaries around $34,500 than graduates in the other occupational categories, except social services professionals, whose median salaries were around $36,000.
Dozens of exhibitors will host interactive demonstrations and exhibits to teach students and their families about Colorado’s various forms of energy, science, technology, efficiency, conservation, and careers in the energy industry.
CDOT will have its electric vehicle on hand to showcase the driving options of the future. In partnership with CDOT, School of Mines students will present its Hyperloop project, highlighting the next generation in transportation. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Littleton’s Dakota Ridge High School Robotics Team will present model electric cars designed and constructed for NREL’s annual Middle School Electric Car Competition this past May.
About Consumer Energy Education Foundation
The Consumer Energy Education Foundation is a designated charitable organization providing outreach and educational support materials, events, activities, resources, and information about career opportunities in STEM and energy fields and the importance of energy, conservation, and efficiency in our daily lives.
CEEF educational activities are designed to do the following:
• Support academic programs and initiatives that help educators and counselors motivate students to follow a STEM path.
• Improve consumer, educator, and student understanding of career opportunities in STEM and the energy industry.
• Improve consumer, educator, and student understanding of the importance of energy, conservation, and efficiency in our daily lives.
• Broaden public understanding of workforce and career development opportunities
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America's energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy's importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.
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