Terry Salyer, Marc Sheperd, and Justim Arms

Johnson County

Terry Salyer, Marc Sheperd, and Justim Arms

Johnson County

Biography

The Juice Knew Energy Fair is an educational project-based learning activity that is administered by an energy manager and 2 engineering instructors from the Johnson Co. School District. It is designed to provide P-12 students the opportunity to understand energy management concepts and behavioral cultures that will aid and contribute to the reduction of energy consumption in their schools and homes. One focus of this project will be to encourage and engage students in the educational aspect of energy conservation and the benefits financially, environmentally and culturally. The second focus will be to develop energy terminology and monitoring analysis for the comprehension of energy management conservation in our world today. This project event will encompass extensive research hours of independent study for individual building applications. Students will present their project to their respective schools, and the top 3 project winners from each division will compete at a district competition. This project will also educate and encourage participating students and reward their innovations on the application of future professional vocations in the energy field. The event is held in the high school gym and additional classrooms depending on student participation. Our main goal this year is to expand from just the core STEM projects to show growth in 4 additional categories–Visual Arts, Multimedia/Technology, Essay, and Performing Arts.