June 2, 2008
BP America Awards $1 Million in Grants and Scholarships to Southern California Teachers
LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America, through its successful A+ for Energy program, will award $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships to Southern California teachers for creative classroom, after-school, extra-curricular and summer activities involving energy education and conservation. In all, 90 projects from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Kern counties will be awarded cash grants of $5,000 or $10,000. A complete list of winners is included at the end of this release.
"Teachers are brimming with ingenious ways to teach students about the importance of renewable power sources and energy conservation," said Crystal Ashby, Vice President Government and Public Affairs for BP America. "It's an honor for BP to provide these A+ for Energy grants so that teachers have the funds necessary to implement those ideas, teaching future generations to become responsible environmental stewards."In addition to the grant award, BP will provide winning teachers with a scholarship to attend a three-day energy training conference, sponsored by BP and presented in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The all-inclusive scholarship will cover the cost of travel, meals, lodging and a kit of instructional materials (tools and resources for teaching energy activities) valued at $500.
Winning teachers will be honored at a special ceremony on Thursday, June 26 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.
BP, a global energy provider, plans to invest up to $8 billion over the next ten years in alternative energy sources. Everyday, BP provides energy solutions to approximately 13 million customers in more than 100 countries and is the single, global brand formed by the combination of the former British Petroleum, Amoco Corporation, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and Burmah Castrol. For more information, visit http://www.bp.com/.
NEED focuses on teaching students and teachers about energy. NEED works with the education community and the energy industry to design and distribute hands-on, science-based educational materials for grades K-12 that supports the California curriculum standards for science, English, language arts, mathematics, history and social science. NEED training prepares teachers to implement innovative energy programs in their classrooms. For more information about NEED, visit http://www.need.org/.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals. For more information, please visit http://www.nrel.gov/.
Lead Teacher School Name/Project City Marie Ibsen Park School Alhambra Project Growing Lab Michele Bennett Journey School Alisa Viejo Energy Outpost Allison Arnold Sierra Middle School Bakersfield The Green Classroom Harmon Glantz Brea Olinda High School Brea Follow the Sun Tracy Holbert Elizabeth Dickerson Buena Park Elementary Junior Solar Chefs Wendy Shaner Canyon Spring Canyon County Elementary School Nature's Energy at Work June Honsberger La Costa Canyon High Carlsbad School Saving Energy through Recycling at LCC Lisa Cottrell-Fulbright Annalee Avenue Carson Elementary LEARN School Panther Sol Linda Williams Towne Avenue School Carson Towne Avenue's Solar Energy Project Xavier Estacio Caroldale LEARNing Carson Community Power to the People Kelley Bieringer James Workman Middle Cathedral City School The Great Energy Debate Roy Hayashida 156th Street Gardena Energy, Camera, Action! Charlie Flint Hawthorne Math and Hawthorne Science Academy Using Water to Store Solar and Wind Energy Jay Winters Sultana High School Hesperia Introduction to Alternative Fuels Kim Allen Eastshore Elementary Irvine School Moving Towards a Sustainable Future Tom Traeger La Canada High School La Canada Solar Energy Enlightment Daniel Rupert The Preuss School La Jolla Sustainability for "Scale Model Solar Heating" Padmini Kishore La Mirada High School La Mirada Photosynthesis to Photovoltaics -- Got to GO GREEN Norma Williamson La Mirada High School La Mirada Wave of the Future Energy Program Judith Holmes La Mirada High School La Mirada Wave of the Future Energy Program Doris Pippen Thomas Erwin La Puente Elementary School Energy Alive Maria Busatto Roosevelt Elementary Long Beach School The Wind Maya Smith Prisk School Long Beach Our Sun -- The Perfect Star Jamie Vallianos-Healy Tincher Preparatory Long Beach School NRG -- "News Reporting on Green Lifestyles and Beyond" Tara Lobis Thomas Edison Long Beach Elementary School Energy Awareness Overtime and Across the Curriculum Kenneth Fisher Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Long Beach High School Solar Energy in Algebra 1 Justin Cutts Del Oro High School Lomis Alternative Energy PSA's Marvin Martin Vista Del Mar Los Angeles A Hydrogen Economy; Beyond Hydrocarbons Glenn Bybee Brett Harte Preparatory Los Angeles Middle School Student-Drive Exploration of Earth's Precious Energy Resources Judith Ann Wright St. Brendan School Los Angeles "Be the Light" Energy Conservation Project Derrick Chau Marc and Eva Stern Math Los Angeles and Science School The Mysteries of Our Earth's Winds Janet Tran Camino Nuevo High Los Angeles School Charter Academy The Camino Nuevo Energy Efficiency Initiative Felicitas Adame-Reyes Alexander Science Center Los Angeles School Energy Brigade Jennifer Epps Synergy Charter Los Angeles Academy Energy Educators Manuel Sandoval Gompers Middle School Los Angeles Gompers Middle School Renewable Resource Taskforce Elizabeth De Sa The Woolman Semester Nevada City Solar Panels -- Sustainable Energy Production JaDonne Gyswyt El Modena High School Orange Using Technology to Teach Nuclear Energy Anastasia Betts Seven Arrows Elementary Pacific Palisades School The MASTERS Program: Math and Science Team for Energy Resource Solutions Graham Robertson Palos Verdes High School Palos Verdes Estates Renewable Energy Vehicle Technology Sigird Hillscan Pacific Community Point Arena Charter School Transportation Resource Energy Education (TREE) Angela Williams Sacred Heart Academy Redlands Energy Garden: Growing Personal Awareness Linda Jirsa Arlington High School Riverside "Watts Up? Solar Power: Applied, Applied, Applied" Ronald Skaggs Norte Vista High School Riverside A GREEN HOME Sheri Harris Arlington High School Riverside Change is Blowing in the Wind & on the Water ... Quantitative analysis of Wind and Water Alternative E Denise Turner Camino Real Elementary Riverside School Energy Use: Ancient Origins and Future Possibilities Deborah Rezvani Killian Elementary Rowland Heights Exploring Energy -- Life Cycles of Various Types of Energy Gay Young Kumeyaay Elementary San Diego School Renewable Sources of Electricity Michelle Raymond Multimedia and Visual San Diego Arts School -- Crawford Complex Crawford EmPower Solar Project Matthew Heller Mission High School San Francisco Energy at Pie Ranch: Exploring Energy through Environmental Education Franck Reynaud Lycee International of Santa Ana Los Angeles Trash or treasure? From waste to compost Ben Balarie Santa Fe High School Santa Fe Springs Zero-Emission Hydrogen Generation Lori Rutherford Santa Fe High School Santa Fe Springs The Rise and Fall of Petroleum in Santa Fe Springs Samuel Estrada Stanford Avenue South Gate Elementary Energy and Wind Marisol Anaya Stanford Avenue South Gate Elementary School Energy from the Sun Peter Keuper San Miguel Elementary South Gate School 10,000 BC to BP Beyond Petroleum from Fossils to Fuels Without a Footprint Gabriel Rodriguez Stanford Avenue South Gate Elementary Heat from Below Benjamin Scott West Ranch High School Stevenson Ranch The Chemistry of Biodiesel Barbara Heughins Van Deene Elementary Torrance "Robotic Energy" Sue O'Donovan South High School Torrance Harnessing the Wind at South High Kathleen Flynn South High School Torrance Exploring Solar Energy Holly Evans Hickory Elementary Torrance School Think Green Lorena Woo Halldale Avenue School Torrance Solar Scholar Club Debbie Park South High School Torrance Energy Conservation Year 2: Using Media for Public Service Messages David Geller Upland High School Upland Upland Unplugged David Geller Upland High School Upland Solar Racers Crandolyn Smith Pioneer Junior High Upland School Wind Generation Willard Ripley Upland High School Upland Upland Auto Shop Solar/Wind Vehicle Peter Hansen Guajome Park Academy Vista "The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind" Peter Hansen Guajome Park Academy Vista Watts Up, Watts Down! Troy Icenhower La Colima Elementary Whittier School Making a Difference Again- "Continuing to Make a Difference" James Gregson Banning High School Wilmington Student Research Agents In the Community Oscar Salas Phineas Banning High Wilmington School California Energy Resources Maps Melissa Harris Ambler Avenue Carson Elementary School Super Kinders promote energy conservation and learn about biomass! Eric Antuna Agua Caliente Elementary Cathedral City School Conservation: What Can We Do? Brianna Rojas Robert Louis Stevenson Los Angeles Middle School Green City Project Felicia Burt Theodore Roosevelt High Los Angeles School L.A. River and Pacific Ocean Biomass Angus MacDonald Santee Education Los Angeles Complex MUSICAL REVUE: Conserving Resources and Using Energy Wisely Narciso Rodriguez Stanford Avenue South Gate Elementary School Hydropower: A Renewable Resource Pam Cap Ambler Avenue & Ambler Carson Magnet School The Powerful Sun Lillia Torres St. Philomena School Carson Energy Awareness Ambassadors Kerry-Ann Smith Annalee Avenue Carson Elementary School Annalee Conserves Donna Taylor Glenn Hammond Curtiss Carson Middle School Think globally and act locally for the success of the environment Linda Nutile Andrew Carnegie Middle Carson School The Biomass Project: Creating the Carnegie "Green Squad" Sandra Bruesch Gretchen Whitney High Cerritos School The Green House Project Paul Osuna Rancho Del Rey Middle Chula Vista School Innovations With Energy Grace Kim Denker Avenue Gardena Elementary School A multidisciplinary thematic unit on hydropower Candace Jennings Prisk School Long Beach Alternative Energy -- Our Future John Jacobson Millikan High School Long Beach Energy Software Solutions, Inc. Kris Duangnapa Marc and Eva Stern Math Los Angeles and Science School Powering the Cars of Tomorrow Mark Powell Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita High School Save a Watt
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