Solar Army Workshop with HSTA club

 Solar Army workshop at Fairmont State University for HSTA club students and teachers from Berkeley Springs High School (Elizabeth Spring and 4 students) and John Marshall High School (Kim Clark and 3 students.) Everyone prepared drop plates and ran SHArK and SEAL. Berkeley Springs group brought their SEAL kit and we set it up with them. FSU participants were Kevin Dudley, Jenni Perkins, Erica Harvey.

Solar Army LOI ART workshop day 3

The last day of the workshop, participants were taught about the art of painting glass, and a bit of the chemistry behind it by Janet Snyder. Each participant was then given a piece of glass to paint on which were then fired in a kiln to create a finished work. At the end of the day, the participants were shown the research lab and even got to see the scan of some of the plates made on day 1.

Learning Options Incorporated Art & Science

Science. Art. Why choose?  Learn how the Solar Army: WV Brigade is blending the boundaries between disciplines to produce energy for the future.

In this three-day workshop, you will tap into your creative potential and participate in real research to help figure out how art techniques can further the search for new solar materials.

Join us to learn how artists use spray, print and paint methods to apply and blend colors, and how these techniques can be adapted for preparing new materials for solar energy research.