2017 Seward Energy Forum & Fair

Friday October 13th, 2017 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday October 14th,  2017 9 am to 4 pm

Renewable energy professionals and specialists in the energy industry will be presenting at AVTEC Alaska’s Institute of Technology in the Student Center to help educate our local communities on affordable energy options for heating, provide updates on available and successful renewable resources, and review new technology advancements for sustainableeEnergy in Alaska.   FeaturingkKeynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, student art contest, and virtual home & business energy tours. New for 2017 is our Kenai Peninsula Student Science Challenge! The SSEG has come up with a “Design & Problem Solving with Technology Science Challenge” for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District that challenges its students to find alternative and sustainable resources to reduce and stabilize the cost of energy for heat and power for their schools, as well as encourages energy efficiency methods in their daily operations.

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Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

Interested in participating or sponsoring? SSEG is currently accepting Exhibitors and Vendors to join in our effort in educating the residents, students and businesses of Seward and surrounding communities about renewable energy. We are also seeking sponsors to help support our event thru in kind donations and contributions that go towards the science contest scholarships, travel and accommodation expenses for presenters and educational material for this event.

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This is event is sponsored by the City of Seward, the Seward Renewable Energy Group, the Seward Chamber of Commerce and AVTEC Alaska’s Institute of Technology.   For more information please email info@seward.com or the event coordinator Yvette Galbraith at yvette@akmarketingconsultants.com.

New! Student Science Contest Challenge

“Design & Problem Solving with Technology”

 Overview

Alaska is home to significant renewable energy resources. Geothermal, wind, tidal, wave, hydro, solar, and biomass resources have the potential to meet the majority of Alaska’s in-state energy needs, and provide tremendous economic and strategic opportunities for the State and our economy. However, Alaska’s economy and tax revenue are heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry. This dependence, combined with the decline in oil prices, has weakened Alaska’s economy and contributed to a $3 billion budget deficit. This past summer, along with trying to solve our ongoing budget problems and what seems to becoming an ongoing trend, our state legislature faced the crisis of a possible government shutdown and in order to continue to operate more programs and jobs were cut throughout. 

Due to the State of Alaska’s fiscal situation and the continuing trend of annual budget cuts in education, the SSEG is looking for another way to increase the public awareness about the benefits of renewable energy, as well as make a potential fiscally positive contribution to this effort.  The SSEG has come up with a “Design & Problem Solving with Technology Science Challenge” for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District that challenges its students to find alternative and sustainable resources to reduce and stabilize the cost of energy for heat and power for their schools, as well as encourages energy efficiency methods in their daily operations.

 Science Challenge to be Solved:

How can schools on the Kenai Peninsula decrease their operational expenses facing today’s (and future) energy costs by become more energy efficient and utilizing renewable energy resources?

2017 Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday, October 10: Final deadline for Seward Energy Science Challenge Application – Applications are due and must be received by the Seward Chamber of Commerce office by 5 pm. Deliver applications to PO Box 749, 2001 Seward Highway, Seward, Alaska 99664

Location: AVTEC Student Center Gym – Saturday, October 14th:

9-10 AM: Arrive and set-up project displays
10-11 AM: Science Fair judging, set-up must be complete by 10 AM
11:15 AM Award Announcement

11:30 AM Presentation by 1st place Winners (High School & Middle School) 

12:00 PM – 12:55 PM – KPB Energy Reduction in Schools, presented by Marty Hall, Lead Technician/Administrator and Carla Salzer, General Foreman/Project Manager, Kenai Peninsula Borough. AVTEC Student Center Auditorium, 2nd Floor. 
1-4 PM: Removal of project displays

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Sustainable Energy Student Art Contest

The Seward Sustainable Energy Group announces their fourth annual Sustainable Energy Art Contest. This contest is open to students K-12 and the artwork should include images and/or themes that show the residents of Seward or our surrounding communities utilize clean energy and alternative energy resources (biomass, geothermal, “small” hydro, sun, and wind). Submissions must be on 8 ½ x 11 or 11×17 sized paper, flat,  2 dimensional, and can be made using any medium, including colored pens, tempera paint, colored pencil, regular pencil, and/or crayon or may be in a 3D format made with clay. All entries must include the title of their piece, the students name, school, grade and phone number on the back of their submissions.

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2017 Seward Energy Forum & Fair Hosts

Seward Energy Forum & Fair Sponsors 

  2017 Seward Energy Forum & Fair Exhibitors

Seward Student Science Challenge Sponsors

 

2017 Seward Art Contest Supporters