Education & Outreach
The scope of CSER's activities ensures that the impact of the Center
reaches beyond the Caltech campus. Our outreach efforts include science
education, technology transfer, and interaction across the international
energy research community.
One of the goals of CSER educational outreach is to enrich science
education at the undergraduate, high school and middle school levels,
in particular reaching a large number of underrepresented students.
CSER educational outreach engages the broader public by providing
reliable information about global energy challenges. Whenever possible,
CSER will collaborate with other organizations and promote their
educational materials, programs, websites, and other products. It
is not the goal of CSER to reinvent or duplicate effective materials
and educational approaches. The selection of materials included on
this website is in keeping with the research thrusts of CSER and
those very general materials found to be effective in the area of
energy education. Every effort has been taken to choose resources
that meet high standards of accuracy. For further information please
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CSER Educational Outreach Programs and Resources
Science & Technology Series Program 2007
Thinking small may help solve one of the world’s
biggest challenges – the need for alternative energy sources.
Breakthroughs in nanoscale science and engineering can open up the
possibility of moving beyond our current energy alternatives by introducing
technologies that are more efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally
sound. The Center for Sustainable Energy Research (CSER) at the California
Institute of Technology invites participants to explore nanotechnology,
energy, and related scientific breakthroughs.
For more background information about CSER and challenges associated
with Powering the Planet please read the following articles.
the Planet (html | pdf)
Engineering & Science: Powering the Planet (html | pdf)