Events

Clean Energy Day with Garfield High School (LAUSD)
May 31, 2013
California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

As part of our outreach efforts, we visit high schools with the EnGen Roadshow. This was our first outreach event where high school students visited our campus. In addition to the usual program, we held a hands-on water filtration experiment using common household goods such as cotton fabric, cotton balls, cardboard, and charcoal (activated carbon).

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Trainee Igor Bogorad demonstrates the hand-crank generator

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Garfield high student tries to generate electricity to power a small LED

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Igor explains the steam engine

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Igor explains the thermoelectric module

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Trainees Igor Bogorad and Jesse Ko demonstrate a Stirling Engine with butane heat due to being indoors (usually powered by solar heat)

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Trainees Amy Tsang, Jesse Ko, and Igor Bogorad

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Garfield high students assist with the hydroelectric demo to power a small light

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Igor explains the water turbine

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Trainee Ben Feinberg talks about the water-energy nexus

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Clean Energy Day hands-on water filter challenge setup powered by solar energy

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Trainee Michael Haddad passes out materials to build the water filter

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Garfield high students broke into teams, each with a Clean Green IGERT trainee to assist them

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Trainee Jesse Ko fields questions from his team

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Trainee Amy Tsang explaining the benefits of each material

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Trainees Brian Keck, Alan Farrell, and Jesse Ko seal the teams' water filters

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Team water filters

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Trainee Brion Bob stirs the contaminated water the high school students are to filter; behhind him are trainees Alan Farrell, Jesse Ko, Brian Keck, Megan Accordino, John Cook, Ian McKinley, Brian McVerry, Lisa Wang, Ben Feinberg, Hao-Yuan Chang, and Amy Tsang

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Trainees acted as scorekeeper and judges: Megan Accordino, John Cook, and Brian Keck (seated)

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Trainee John Cook reviews the teams' plans and rational for their water filters

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Trainees Brion Bob, Brian McVerry, Ian McKinley, and Amy Tsang demonstrate how the water filter challenge will work

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Team #1 puts their filter to the challenge

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Water filter output was timed and weighed

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Trainee Brian Keck judges for the removal of smell

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Trainee John Cook judges for removal of dirt particles

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John gives his rating for the sample

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Trainee Brion Bob assists with the next team's water filter test

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Trainee Ian McKinley setting up the next water filter

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Trainee Alan Farrell assists with adjusting the tubing for proper water flow

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Trainee Hao-Yuan Chang stirring the water that was contaminated with vinegar, dirt, and glow in the dark pigments

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Team filter results on the left, sample before filtered on the right

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Checking for glow in the dark pigment; team filter results on the left, sample before filtered on the right

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Team filter results

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Trainee Amy Tsang helps to disconnect the water filter for the next team's trial

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clean water to clean the tanks after each trial along with the motor powering the challenge

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Garfield High teachers Mr. Anthony Martinez and Ms. Anabel Perez with their students

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group photo

Thank you to Garfield High and UCLA staff member Jia Ming Chen for helping to make Clean Energy Day 2013 happen!