Michael Craig, Ken Sears, and Lauren Cook worked hard to run a superb program. They recruited more students than have ever taken part in SUCCEED – 17 girls and 7 boys – and 10 teachers. They curated all the lesson plans that have been used in SUCCEED in previous years. This will make it easier to develop material in the future, and will allow us to share all the material that’s been developed with K-12 teachers on the web. They were very creative in finding ways to keep the program within budget, even when it meant a fair bit of extra work for them.
Please join me in thanking them for having done a great job.
SUCCEED – the Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making – was founded in 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making. SUCCEED includes two programs: a free 5-day summer program for rising 10th and 11th graders and a 2-day workshop for teachers.
The 5-day summer program for students complements what students learn about energy, climate change, and the environment in school. The program includes a variety of experiments and field trips in addition to interactive lessons. Photos from past student summer programs are available here.
The 2-day teacher workshop helps teachers incorporate information about energy and climate change into their curricula.