Reaching Out For A Better Future
One of the TSEP’s main goals is promoting sustainability education from K-12 in addition to merging that seed interest in children to college age citizens.
Changing minds is the first step to implementing change for a sustainable future. This is one of the main goals of the Texas Sustainable Education Project (TSEP). The TSEP is an Institute funded project in collaboration with the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at UTSA. One of the TSEP’s main goals is promoting sustainability education from K-12 in addition to merging that seed interest in children to college age citizens. The first key project was identifying curriculum matches and best practices to implement in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) program that is essential in facilitating sustainability education in our local grade schools.
The Teacher Institute will also be held at the UTSA campus, and will invite local teachers over the summer break to promote the TEKS ready sustainability curriculums to local grade schools.
In addition the Institute participates in various (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) STEM initiatives locally to include initiatives lead by the local Alamo Colleges and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Sustainability education is most successful when it magnifies the fun of this field and reduces some of the fear of math and sciences. Some of the tools employed by the Institute to reach a wider audience include targeted campaign initiatives such as:
• Momma Knows More on How to Pass it On: You Protect Them from Everything, Protect their Environment
• STEMffiti: Graffiti for the Sciences!!
For more information contact:
Afamia Elnakat, Ph.D., R.E.M.
Texas Sustainable Education Project (TSEP)
- Department of Interdisciplinary Learning
Current Student Involvement Projects
- Energy Efficiency Online Outreach
- Wind Energy Research
- UTSA Solar Forecasting Research
- Eagle Ford Shale
- STEM Learning through Gaming
- Energy Conservation & Residential Consumption
- Energy Water Nexus
- San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator
- Electrification of Transportation
- Carbon Capture, Storage, Sequestration and Reutilization
- UTSA SmartLiving Campus
- Large Scale Photovoltaic Integration
- UTSA Installation of Distributed Solar Energy Resources