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Workshop offered at Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) will be offering a two day hands-on workshop, Renewable Energy Beyond the Classroom, designed for K-12 teachers.

The workshop, which will explore renewable energy and assembling real systems, will be held on July 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Shannon and Galbreath Halls. Sessions include: Solar Overview and Solar Thermal Installation, Biodiesel, Microhydro Installation and Wood Gasification.

Solar Overview and Solar Thermal Installation allows participants to interact with the components of a solar domestic hot water system through the installation of a fully operational system in a lab. Biodiesel provides an overview of batch biodiesel production and lab analyses.

Microhydro Installation focuses on the basics of microhydro systems and includes an introduction to site assessment, design and installation. Wood Gasification will allow participants to explore the processes and applications of gasification by building and testing wood gasification camp stoves, which will include a new and improved version that MSC recently has developed.

The workshop will also include a high school level overview of the use of science and math for preparation of students entering into the field of renewable energy. There is a workshop fee of $80. Participants will earn 14 professional development hours (PDH) and 1.4 continuing education units (CEU). To register or for more information call 315.684.6588, email or visit

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York State’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector. It is funded in part, by a grant under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.

Morrisville State College is an EEO/AA employer.