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Students from Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth to Participate in Green Workshop

October 23, 2008

What: IIn an effort to improve the environment and stimulate the minds of gifted seventh through 10th grade students, Drexel University’s College of Engineering will host students with exceptionally high academic abilities from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in a series of science and technology workshops that expose the students to ways of thinking “green.” Workshops will be based on the theme of energy and the environment.

Who: Drexel University’s College of Engineering will host more than 150 teens and their parents.

Visuals: The one-day program will engage parents and students in several hands-on activities, including a demonstration of bio-diesel processing, a demonstration of how to make Alkali-Activated Cements (AACs) and a race with Solar Energy K’NEX@ Car Kits.

When/Where: Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon)

--The bio-diesel processing demo will take place in the Center for Automated Technology, room 265 (31st and Market Streets) --The Alkali-Activated Cements demo will take place in Curtis Hall, room 162 (31st and Ludlow Streets) --Students will race solar-energy car kits in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center, room 302 (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)

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News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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