Westminster College's Drinko Center to Host Wind Energy Workshop and Installation

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning and the Sustainability in Motion Program will host a "Wind Energy Workshop and Installation" Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Field Station. The event is open to the public.  Act 48 hours are available for teachers.

Participants will learn about wind energy and help install Westminster College's first wind turbine. Dr. Douglas Armstead, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, will lead the workshop. Participation cost is $15, $5 for students. Breakfast and lunch are included.

The Drinko Center for Experiential Learning was created to enrich undergraduate education at Westminster through advancing world-class teaching as well as by participating in collaborations that address community and regional needs including strengthening K-12 education. 

Sustainability in Motion is an outreach program that was founded at Westminster College in 2010.  This program educates students of all ages about the benefits of solar energy and other sustainable technologies.  Westminster College students and faculty working with this program have created lesson plans and other activities for students of all ages to learn more about sustainability and alternative energy.  Visit www.westminster.edu/sustain for additional information about the program.

Contact Dr. Patrick Krantz, director of the Drinko Center, at (724) 946-6097 or email to RSVP for the workshop.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. Douglas Armstead shows how the turbine will need to be assembled