InSPIRE student organization workshop

Apr 23, 2013
Members of the InSPIRE student organization, many of whom are physics students, organized a workshop on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM in 2108 SEL at UIC that attracted graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines at UIC and IIT. The workshop gave its participants a hands-on experience on how to put together a simple solar panel from scrap materials (broken parts of discarded solar panels). Damaris Kroeber, the President of the InSPIRE UIC Student organization, said this workshop was an educational tool that showed attendants how currents and electricity are generated and how easy it is to put together a solar cell and charge a battery. She mentioned that their main goals were to create a positive experience for the participants by their own results, and fueling their interest and energy towards solar cells. Other InSPIRE members include Chris Buurma, Eric Colegrove, Tejumade Durowade, Brian Kaster, Brian Stafford, and Xin Zheng, who have shown leadership in creating an interest on solar cell related research activities and increasing awareness on renewable energy resources. Photos taken from their event can be viewed here.

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