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High School Students Learn about Solar Energy at USciences


Published on August 25, 2021

Solar Energy Outreach Program

60 students from area high schools visited USciences to learn about physics and solar energy. Three USciences students, along with Roberto Ramos, PhD, associate professor of physics, taught the high schoolers about how solar cells work to produce energy and how commercial solar power stations work. Following the lecture, students had the chance to build their own solar-powered fidget spinners using solar cells, copper tape, a petri dish, and a motor. 

This event was made possible through support from Constellation- an Exelon company, and the Philadelphia Education Fund.

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