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.

General Public

Energy 101 Mini MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Launched in 2012 and hosted on Coursera, Energy 101 saw over 100,000 registrants before being retired. Its replacement has launched in the form of a series of eight videos that are focused on the energy landscape in the Southeastern U.S.
Screen Capture from EPICenter's "Energy 101" video featuring Rich Simmons.

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.

2023 Energy Unplugged Summer Camp

2022 Energy Focused STEAM Summer Camp

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