WORKSHOPS

2017

June 14-16, 2017

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Maggie Davis and Tim Theiss, assisted by ORAU, led the development of a summer workshop for local teachers entitled Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators. This workshop provided instruction and content for teaching about bioenergy in High School and Middle School classrooms. Participants heard presentations from Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Esther Parish, Terry Matthews, Brian Davison, and others on topics such as Sustainable bioenergy, Algal biofuels, and Cellulosic biofuels R&D. The teachers also took tours of the UT Arboretum and ORNL’s National Transportation Research Center, Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, Bioenergy Science Center, and Water Ecology lab.

View Math content provided to students.

Box Plot Analysis of Forest Growth in a Pellet Mill Region

Students will create and compare box plots for forest area data. Data analysis will include five number summaries, range, interquartile range and outliers.

Inspired by the research of Esther S. Parish, Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Statistical Analysis of Forest Growth in a Pellet Mill Region

Students will using graphing calculator technology to find mean, median and standard deviation for two sets of forest area data. They will use the values they find to compare the two data sets.

Inspired by the research of Esther S. Parish, Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Linear Regression of Forest Growth in a Pellet Mill Region

Students will create scatter plots and use their graphing calculator to find regression models for two sets of forest area data. They will interpret the slope, y-intercept and correlation coefficient from their models. They will also use their models to predict values that within and outside the provided timeframe.

Inspired by the research of Esther S. Parish, Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

Bioenergy Workforce Development for Educators Workshop

2016

2015

March 23-27, 2015

BETO 2015 Project Peer Review

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Individual Presentations

  • Abhijeet Borole – Renewable Hydrogen Production from Biomass Pyrolysis Aqueous Phase
  • Virginai Dale – Bioenergy Sustainability: How to Define & Measure It
  • Natalie Griffiths – Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Sustainability
  • Adam Guss – Synthetic Metabolic Pathways for Bioconversion of Lignin Derivatives to Biofuels
  • Jim Keiser – Materials Degradation In Biomass-Derived Oils
  • Keith Kline – Addressing Global Barriers to Growth of the US Bio-Economy
  • Matthew Langholtz – Supply Forecast and Analysis (SFA)
  • Aaron Myers – Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework
  • Chaitanya Narula, et at. – Direct Catalytic Upgrading of Current Dilute Alcohol Fermentation Streams to Hydrocarbons for Fungible Fuels
  • M. P. Brady, Tim Theiss – Combustion/Materials Durability Relationships for Improved Low-Cost Clean Cookstoves
  • Tim Theiss, et al. – Increasing Biofuel Deployment Through Renewable Super Premium
  • Michael Hu, Brian Bischoff – Advanced Membrane Separations to Improve Efficiency of Thermochemical Conversion