At SEI, Energy Literacy is a Priority

SEI is committed to increasing the public’s understanding of the broad and complex world of energy systems. That’s why we engage in a range of activities designed to promote energy literacy in a diversity of groups ranging from high school students to policymakers, to the general public, and especially to Georgia Tech students.

High School Students

Summer Camp: EPICenter hosts an annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Whistle summer camp for high school students grades 9-12, focused on energy. The popular weeklong camp incorporates educational, hands-on activities and real-world simulations of energy markets to teach critical energy concepts in an engaging and accessible manner.

Group photo of high school students and instructors who participated in the 2020 Steam Whistle Workshop summer camp.

General Public

Energy 101: Launched in 2012 and hosted on Coursera, Energy 101 sawScreen Capture from EPICenter's "Energy 101" video featuring Rich Simmons. over 100,000 registrants before being retired. Its replacement has launched.
Energy in the Southeast: This series of eight videos are focused on the energy landscape in the Southeastern U.S.

Policy Makers

Energy for Staffers: A forum designed to meet the unique needs of state and federal energy staffers, SEI gives policymakers the technical knowledge needed to make informed policy decisions.
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Georgia Tech Students

Student Energy Club: This dynamic student organization brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across campus to learn about and discuss energy issues in a multi-disciplinary fashion. The club's main activity is their weekly Energy Chats where an invited speaker will present on an area of their work in the energy landscape. Speakers come from a variety of perspectives that touch on the technology, economics, and policy aspects of energy systems. The club hosts the annual Southeastern Energy Conference featuring several invited speakers, panel sessions, and a poster session. Additional projects and competitions can be undertaken depending on member interest such as the Department of Energy Solar District Cup.
Find out more here: Student Energy Club at Georgia Tech

Energy Minor: The Energy Systems Minor provides multidisciplinary opportunities for students in aerospace, electrical and computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering to enhance subject-specific knowledge while gaining an integrative understanding of complex energy issues.
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