Students and Teachers Will Learn by Doing at STEAMFest

Students and Teachers Will Learn by Doing at STEAMFest

In mid-January, high school students and teachers from Haines, Wrangell, Cordova, Seward, Sitka and North Pole will gather in Juneau for three days of hands-on engineering and technology instruction known as  STEAMFest!

STEAMFest is a collaboration between UAF’s Teaching Through Technology (T3) program and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power. The ACEP team will debut a new energy efficiency curriculum alongside T3’s modules on drone flying, 3D printing and Raspberry Pi programming.

Students will gain technical and methodological skills, like using design thinking and a growth mindset to address community challenges. The ACEP team is excited to apply its energy research to an educational setting, bringing actionable steps to increase energy efficiency in homes around Alaska. 

If you are interested in participating in this event or learning more, please visit  


Students from the One Ocean Summer Program explore microgrids with Colleen Fisk from the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. Photo by George Reising.