Panther Creek High School
Wake County Schools
Mentor: Dr. Pam Carpenter, NC Solar Center
Sponsor: Progress Energy Foundation
Investigating Alternative Energy Sources for Transportation
Today’s students will be the homeowners of tomorrow. As such, they will be responsible for making wise energy choices. Progress Energy, an electric utility company that serves about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida, is supporting a Kenan Fellow to create a curriculum for high school students to help them understand energy efficiency and alternative energy resources. Kenan Fellow Travis Chapman is working with the NC Solar Center to produce a comprehensive curriculum about alternative fuels used to power vehicles. Students will expand their knowledge through discussion, inquiry-based activities and research on the innovative technology related to alternative fuel vehicles.