Bonduel educator attends energy workshop


LISA SORLIE

Bonduel School District media specialist Lisa Sorlie attended the Energy Institute for Educators, a teacher workshop hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from July 19-21.

The three-day professional development program offers educational professionals the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in energy research, and to discover practical tools and materials for teaching students the fundamentals of energy and sustainable energy systems.

During the institute, Sorlie toured UW-Madison research labs and field sites, learning directly from the scientists and researchers working on sustainable biofuels, solar energy, microgrids and other areas of clean energy research.

Last summer, Sorlie also attended the Bioenergy Institute for Educators and the seven-week Research Experience for Educators.

She said her goal is to bring “best practices and state-of-the-art STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education to our rural family.”

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is the collaborative home of energy research and education on the Madison campus.