HyTEC Manual Cover

Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells was published by project partner Lab-Aids, Inc. in March 2011.

We are excited to announce that the Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC) project’s high school chemistry module titled, Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells was published by project partner Lab-Aids, Inc. in March 2011 (see the cover, below). The module is comprised of six activities and introduces students to hydrogen and fuel cells in the context of energy for transportation.

The publication of the module is the culmination of six years of hard work between SERC and Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS). There have been many meetings, teacher training workshops, and iterations with Barbara Nagle and her colleagues at LHS. It’s rewarding to see our curriculum published and available to high school students across the country.

This summer, SERC will host a two-day teacher training for Humboldt and Del Norte County high school teachers who would like to implement the Hydrogen Fuel Cells module. For information and to register, visit www.schatzlab.org/education/education_equipment.html.

For more information about HyTEC, visit LHS’s Science Education for Public Understanding Program web page at http://sepuplhs.org/high/hydrogen/index.html or the Lab-Aids, Inc. web page at www.lab-aids.com/catalog.php?item=P310.

About Allison Hansberry

Allison's responsibilities include program administration and development and coordination of SERC's education and outreach program. Her work includes planning, analyzing and evaluating SERC's fiscal and operational policies and procedures, providing assistance with and leadership in pre-and-post award grant and contract managment, developing educational materials for SERC's K-12 outreach program, managing the Docent Program, and publishing SERC's quarterly newsletter. Allison graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Botany minor. Her degree combines the disciplines of Environmental Science, Appropriate Technology, and Sustainable Agriculture. When not engaged in work and raising a family, Allison pursues her interest in native bees, plant/pollinator interactions, and climate change impacts on phenology. She joined SERC in 2001.