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Friday, June 26th

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.     Youth Awards Live! Join us for the Kick-Off to a great Youth Energy Conference on social media!

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.      Youth Awards Zoom meeting with Youth Staff Hosting fun games!

*(please email cweiss@need.org if you have trouble logging on to Zoom)

Saturday, June 27th

10:00 – 10:15 A.m.    Wake Up with Youth Awards Live on social media and watch an interview with a NEED youth alumni!

10:15 – 11:15 A.M.    Enjoy a fun game with the Youth Awards Staff on Zoom!

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.    Live from some of Washington’s Monuments, join us to look for Energy Ant, win some prizes, and more! (on social media).

*(please email cweiss@need.org if you have trouble logging on to Zoom)

Sunday, June 28th

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Elementary Students and Teachers Join us on Zoom for fun games and activities and you will have a Wheely Fun Time at the Energy Challenge: Motion Energy Mania and Kinetic Kraziness! You will receive a kit of supplies at your home before the conference. There will be prizes!

4:10 – 4:40 p.m.     For Elementary Students and Teachers on Zoom: The 40th Annual Youth Energy Conference and Awards – Awards Ceremony

The ceremony will be streamed online in Facebook Live!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

Monday, June 29th

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Intermediate and Secondary Students and Teachers Join us on Zoom for fun games and activities and you will have a Wheely Fun Time at the Energy Challenge: Motion Energy Mania and Kinetic Kraziness! You will receive a kit of supplies  at your home before the conference. There will be prizes!!

4:10 – 4:40 p.m.  For Intermediate/Secondary Students and Teachers on Zoom: The 40th Annual Youth Energy Conference and Awards – Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed online in Facebook Live!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

Tuesday, June 30th

11:00 a.m.  Come together for Youth Awards Live one more time for some fun! Q & A session with the interns! Log onto social media to send us in your questions or comments from the weekend! (social media)

You will be notified as we add new events!

Keep up with us on social media! Instagram: @theneedproject, Facebook: The NEED Project

Visit www.youthenergyconference.org for the most up-to-date schedule of events

 

ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Frederic Bertley is a scientist, scholar, and evangelist for innovating thinking, ideation and challenge of the status quo. As President and CEO of COSI, Dr. Frederic Bertley is shepherding the leading Central Ohio Science Center to its  next great iteration in a legacy of successful science center history. Prior to being President and CEO of COSI, Dr. Bertley was the Senior Vice President for Science and Education at The Franklin Institute where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of initiatives supporting innovation in STEM learning, the partnership with Science Leadership Academy (SLA), The Color of Science, as well as departments and programs that capture the history and legacy of The Franklin Institute such as the Benjamin Franklin Awards Program.

After graduating from McGill University where he studied Physiology, Mathematics and the History of Science, and earned a Ph.D. in Immunology, Dr. Bertley worked internationally in preventative medicine, and basic vaccines in Haiti, The Sudan, and the Canadian Arctic. Bertley continued this focus by joining a vaccine research group at Harvard Medical School focusing on the development of DNA vaccines for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Bertley’s international footprint also includes collaboration on educational and science projects in Egypt, Paraguay, Senegal and the Caribbean.

Dr. Bertley has keynoted and been an invited speaker at several distinguished institutions including The United Nations, The White House, and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bertley has received numerous honors some of which include: Honorary Doctorate (Otterbein University), Dell Inc. Inspire 100 World Changers, Harvard Medical School Dean’s Service Award, Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader of The Year, the George Washington Carver Award, The President’s Award (Merck), Citation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, CEO of the Year, and two MidAtlantic, National Academy of Television and Science EMMYSTM.

Special thanks to:

Phillips 66 and the American Electric Power Foundation for their generous sponsorship.