Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE)

Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE)

**Now accepting applications!  Applications reviewed and accepted on rolling basis through Spring 2014**

Bioenergy Institute: Class of 2013Bioenergy Institute: Class of 2013

Institute dates: June 16-21, 2014

Application deadline: Now accepting applications! Applications reviewed and accepted on rolling basis through Spring 2014. Apply online.

Overview: Bioenergy is an exciting area of research and development and can provide excellent opportunities for engaging students. Join us for an intensive 6-day program to learn about the latest developments in bioenergy research and hands-on materials to use with students. Participating educators cover core areas of GLBRC research, get hands-on experience with our education materials, and delve into the development of inquiry-based classroom activities. Participants are expected to use materials from the Institute during the following school year. Graduate credit is available through UW-Madison.

 Join us and enjoy:

• Dynamic interactions with scientists and education researchers
• Tours of numerous bioenergy laboratories and field sites
• Active engagement with materials for teaching bioenergy concepts
• Time for reflection and collaboration with colleagues
• Support for the adaptation of education materials 

Focus Areas:

• Bioenergy: research and development, use and applications
• Evaluating the sustainability of bioenergy
• Carbon cycle and energy flow in the context of bioenergy
• Nature of science as related to bioenergy research

2014 Institute Details (June 16-21):

• $500 stipend for each participant and take home classroom materials
• Teams of 3-4 educators (teachers, curriculum coordinators, etc) are encouraged.
• Participants are expected to use classroom materials from the Institute during the 2014-2015 school year.
• Program designed primarily for grade 6-12 educators. Others welcome to apply.

**Apply online here**


Read a recap of the 2013 Institute on our event blog.  Also check out photo highlights from the 2013 program.

For additional information, see photo highlights from the 2012 Institute, and read this article about the 2011 Institute.

Please direct any questions to Leith Nye at or (608) 263-0809.