Hydrogen and the Materials of a Sustainable Energy Future–NEW ’96

National Educators’ Workshop (NEW): Update ’96 will be the 11th annual workshop/conference aimed at improving the teaching of material science, engineering, and technology by updating educators and providing laboratory experiments on emerging technology for teaching fundamental and newly evolving materials concepts. The conference will take place 27-30 October 1996, and will be hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. The NEW:Update series has provided nearly 900 materials educators from high school and college with the latest developments in materials while offering them strategies for improved teaching.

Sponsors of the conference include: U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, Norfolk State University’s Schools of Technology and Science, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Materials Science and Engineering Laboratories.

NEW:Update ’96 will offer the opportunity for educators to have direct communication with scientists in laboratory settings, develop mentor relationships with laboratory staff, and bring leading edge materials/technologies into the classroom to upgrade educational curriculum.

A special component of this year’s conference will be Hydrogen and the Materials of a Sustainable Energy Future. The development of safe, practical, and economically competitive hydrogen technologies and systems to meet transitional and large-scale energy needs offers high pay-offs due to improvements in end-use efficiency and emissions and has long been envisioned as the desired energy pathway of the future.

Lack of public education and understanding about hydrogen is a major barrier for initial implementation of hydrogen energy technologies and is an important prerequisite for acceptance of hydrogen outside the scientific/technical research communities. A goal of this special theme will be to provide educators with up-to-date information about hydrogen production, storage, and utilization and related materials.

The following is a tentative schedule for Hydrogen and the Materials of a Sustainable Energy Future.



NEW participants will be shown activities that can be duplicated in the classroom.


State-of-the-art technology being done in a major research facility will be presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory staff.

Scholarships Available

Competitive scholarships will be available for a small number of participants who will be attending the hydrogen theme activities. Candidates must mail/fax: (1) letter of interest, (2) résumé, and (3) letter of recommendation to the organizing committee by 15 September 1996.

For registration information, contact:

Jim Jacobs
NEW:Update ’96
School of Technology
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA 23504, U.S.A.
Telephone: +1.804.683.8109
Fax: +1.804.683.8215
eMail: [email protected]

Watch for their Web site and how to participate via the Internet.

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