WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Approximately 300 students from 17 California school districts are participating in this summer’s SunPower Solar Science Academy, a work-based learning program provided by SunPower.
In total, more than 600 students and 86 teachers have participated since the summer academy was launched in 2012.
The project- and activity-based learning program is delivered over the course of one week in each participating region, immersing high school students in a solar-focused curriculum that emphasizes the real-world application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participating students and teachers work with industry professionals, and participate in learning laboratories and field trips to nearby solar system installations. The program concludes with student presentations to a panel of industry representatives, school board members, teachers and community leaders.