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ERIC Number: EJ888194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Energizing Engineering Students with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project
Cannell, Nori; Zavaleta, Dan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n3 p38-39 Mar 2010
At Desert Vista High School, near Phoenix, Arizona, Perkins Innovation Grant funding is being used to fund a program that is helping to prepare students for careers in engineering by giving them hands-on experience in areas like hydrogen generation and fuel cell utilization. As one enters Dan Zavaleta's automotive and engineering classroom and lab at Desert Vista High School, one can feel the energy--not as a result of the hydrogen fuel cell power students are generating, but because of the intense learning students experience in his classroom. When Zavaleta began teaching at Desert Vista 17 years ago, he focused on automotive technology while creatively integrating computer manufacturing and Cisco classes into the program. In 2008, an application was submitted to and approved by the Arizona Department of Education's Career and Technical Education Division to fund the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project at Desert Vista for two years. The division has supported green program growth with funding through the Perkins Innovation Grant. The purpose of that grant is to encourage development in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona