Ecotech Institute's Zach Lucerno recently helped 8th graders from Douglas County (Colorado) Schools peek into their future.
Mr. Lucerno, one of Ecotech Institute's Admissions Associates, participated in the Career Connect 8th Grade Expo held at the Douglas County Events Center and talked with some of the 4,000 participants about careers in renewable energy.
The middle-school students also learned about forensic science, firefighting, veterinarian medicine and other careers.
In other news, Ecotech Institute was included in the latest National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Campus Ecology sustainability case study database, featuring the best green projects of 2012 from colleges and universities around the country.
Ecotech Institute's database entry contained information about the renovation of a vacant building in Aurora, Col. The structure, which became home to the school's classrooms and labs, was awarded a LEED Gold certification for innovations that include small wind turbines, solar tree electric vehicle charging stations, building-integrated photovoltaic power (BIPV), and many other sustainable design features.
Published each year since 1989, NWF's Campus Ecology sustainability case study database has become an indispensable resource for students, faculty, administrators, community leaders and others interested in the role of colleges and universities in protecting the health of the planet. The database is searchable by topic, year, school and state and includes information on each institution's project goals, successes, challenges, funding strategies and project leaders.