This summer Deerfield Academy will be hosting a month long (July 8 to August 2, 2013) resident- and day-student science research program. We will focus our on various aspects of energy capture, storage and use. The summer will be filled with hands-on and team-based experiences that will be driven by answering questions and solving problems, such as the following:
- Can we really capture useful energy from the microorganisms that live in the Deerfield River?
- Can we build robots capable of capturing energy from their environment that never need to be recharged by humans?
- We store lots of energy in batteries – is this the best way to store energy?
- What alternative energy sources actually have a legitimate chance to displace fossil fuels?
We will cover topics that are relevant to physics, chemistry, biology, robotics, computer programming and the environment. Don’t feel that you need to be an expert in these topics; however, students who will get the most out of this unique opportunity will be self-motivated team players that are unafraid of tackling significant obstacles. Can you rise to the challenge?
The cost for this 4-week program is contingent on how many participants are involved; however, we are committed to some financial aid. If you have any questions or wish to express interest email Dr. Hills. Finally, be on the lookout for an electronic application as soon as we are back from Spring Break.