Sustainable Energy Conference in Prague, Czech Republic
USNA STEM Office was represented by LCDR John Woods and MIDN 1/C Eric Emerling at the Czech-U.S. Sustainable Energy Conference: "Innovation in Sustainable Energy" held in Prague at the Czernin Palance in September 2012. They met with the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, and provided a review of the USNA STEM programs and "STEM in a Box" Curriculum. The U.S. Naval Academy donated a STEM "starter kit" to the Czech Republic for students to gain hands-on experience in sustainable energy resources, like hydroelectric power, solar power, biomass, and biofuels. A Czech teacher was invited to participate in SET Sail, the USNA STEM Office workshop for teachers to engage in project-based learning and best STEM classroom techniques. USNA attended in support of Office of Naval Research STEM efforts.