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We are LIVE at Land and Living and the Lausche Building

Jul 24, 2019
See robots in action, rolling over top soil and compacting it to varying degrees! See (and hear!) putt putt boats racing around in a pool, powered by soybean biodiesel fuel! Engineer an egg catcher and test your design! Make a soybean seed necklace …
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Three tracks at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Ag Biotech Academy gave participants the opportunity to work through three different lab tracks: food, fuel, and skills. Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Pioneer ‘s sponsorship, teachers went home with a supply kit for the labs of …
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Making science happen despite challenges!

May 15, 2019
Sometimes teachers face difficulties doing science labs in the classroom. It takes a special educator to persevere through challenges to help their students complete the labs and have the experience. Robin Wright, a teacher from North Point High …
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A new approach to engineering labs

Apr 11, 2019
Christopher Klemm’s Principles of Engineering students at Northland High School enjoyed GrowNextGen’s Biodiesel lab “Making biodiesel from soybeans”. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored summer workshop, Klemm decided to introduce the …
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Eaton Energy Night engages community

Jan 23, 2019
The Eaton High School Science Club and teacher Amy Kochensparger recently presented the second S.T.E.M. Energy Night, held in the school cafeteria during home basketball games. Approximately 150-200 people attended the game and explored energy …
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Teachers LOVE making biodiesel with us!

Oct 24, 2016
GrowNextGen educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan recently led an Engineering in Agriculture workshop for 29 teachers at The Works in Newark, Ohio. The event included participants from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Lessons …
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Winter’s No Match for Harvard’s Biodiesel Fleet

Dec 23, 2015
Who can forget the images of record snowfall last year in Boston and throughout New England? According to the National Weather Service, Boston’s Logan Airport received 108.6 inches of snow, making the 2014-2015 season the all time snowiest for the c …
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American University Shuttles with Biodiesel

Dec 23, 2015
American University made the decision to incorporate an alternative fuel into its shuttle bus fleet in 2011. It was looking for a fuel that would reduce emissions, but also allow for an easy transition. Driven by the university wide goal to become …
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“Soybeans as an energy feedstock”

Jun 30, 2015
Find the lesson plans you need for cutting-edge teaching. Check out this great bioenergy curriculum . Bioenergy comes from renewable sources yields little or no chemical pollutants in production is more reliable than solar or wind energy uses …