Webinar: BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 – Introducing Educators to Bioenergy National Laboratory Research

Kick off the new school year with cutting-edge bioenergy resources that help students explore clean energy careers and build critical thinking skills!

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, hosted the BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 webinar on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 3 p.m. ET, to showcase the ways in which the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program, a case study-based education curriculum, can be incorporated into the classroom.

BETO and its partners have developed toolkits for four case studies covering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), upcycling plastics, bioenergy feedstocks, and waste-to-energy potential. Each case study toolkit includes a student and instructor guide focused on authentic research and development (R&D) scenarios using bioenergy technologies. A major advantage of teaching with BRIDGES case studies is that students will develop and strengthen skills in problem solving, complex decision making, and understanding R&D dynamics.

BRIDGES case studies can be taught in diverse settings, including high schools, technical and community colleges, and universities, and are designed to introduce students to exciting careers in the bioenergy industry.

The webinar topics included:

  • An overview of the BRIDGES program
  • How to access the BRIDGES National Laboratory Case Study Toolkits
  • A walk-through of a SAF Case Study
  • Tools for empowering Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) teachers to facilitate learning with knowledge-building bioenergy curriculum

Register to watch the recording of the BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar to learn how you can broaden your students’ clean energy knowledge!

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