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  • ASHRAE’s Role in K-12/STEM

    中文中幕无码亚洲视频ASHRAE’s K-12/STEM Subcommittee works to advance the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the K-12 student population.

    ASHRAE is a member of . The Coalition's objective is to support new and innovative initiatives that will help improve the content, knowledge, skills and professional development of the K-12 STEM teacher workforce and informal educators. They also strive to improve the resources available in STEM classrooms and other learning environments. ASHRAE is dedicated to ensuring quality STEM programs for teachers and students all around the world by encouraging its members to get involved with their local school systems.
    中文中幕无码亚洲视频 A committee of ASHRAE members was dedicated to this topic to research STEM issues as it pertains to specific age groups. Through extensive research, this committee put together a recommended course of action for ASHRAE role in the STEM initiative:

    • Relay the importance of member involvement in STEM related activities from the leadership of the Society.
    • Tailor our message to fit Gen Y's deep and compelling belief in sustainability and the environment.
    • Energize the Society as a whole by launching the STEM program through ASHRAE's student branches.
    • Have both YEA and ASHRAE members serve as mentors to the Student Branches.
    • Implement an incentive program to inspire and motivate student branches to action.
    • Develop a consortium of STEM organizations to take advantage of existing programs and initiatives.

    Read the full ASHRAE STEM Report: pdf_icon.png Building our Future through ASHRAE's Role in STEM Education
    Question or Comments? kthomson@wbdp88.com

  • Get Involved

    Student Activity Chairs: How to reach your local schools
    Tips on how to help promote STEM to elementary, middle, and high schools in your area

    K-12 Stem Leadership Award
    The award is earned if each of the Chapters Officers and its K-12/STEM Champion or Chapter Student Activities chair participate in one qualifying K-12/STEM related activity within their Chapters area. Winners are recognized at their CRC and receive PAOE points.


    Brochures, posters and some logo items are free if available. There is a limit of 25 items per request.


    To advance the art and science of HVAC&R, the Student Activities committee has developed three STEM kits which include instructions and materials for activities aimed at K-12 students. The kits are available at no charge to Chapters wanting to lead a STEM activity in a K-12 classroom for approximately ten students. There is a limit of one of each kit per Chapter per year.

    pdf_icon.png Sling Psychrometer – demonstrates how to build a sling psychrometer and directly measure two properties of air: dry bulb temperature and wet bulb temperature.

    pdf_icon.png Pressure Drop – demonstrates pressure loss in a duct system utilizing straws. Students blow into a short piece of a straw and a several long straws taped together to simulate pressure loss in a duct system.

    pdf_icon.png Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions – demonstrates the principles of endothermic and exothermic reactions using chemical hot and cold packs.  Reusable hot packs are also included to demonstrate reversible reactions. 

    pdf_icon.png Gamification – demonstrates the STEM subjects with the incorporation of game elements, like point and reward systems, to tasks as incentives for students to participate. Access to gamification website included.

    ASHRAE Recommended Classroom Visits/Projects 
    They are separated by grade level (some may overlap, this is OK!).  Remember you get PAOE points for your activities!


    中文中幕无码亚洲视频 Brochures, posters and some logo items are free if available. There is a limit of 25 items per request.

    pdf_icon.png ASHRAE Honorary Student Membership
    The Honorary Student Membership card designates student participation in a Chapter sponsored K12/STEM event and does not provide actual member benefit. The card template is designed to work with an AVERY 5390 Name Badge Insert Refills that are available to purchase from major office supply retailers.

    Information to share with K-12 Students, Teachers, and Parents
    A brief overview of HVAC&R along with age appropriate resources

  • Resources

    HVAC&R at the Aquarium

    This video follows three students and one HVAC&R engineer as they make their way through the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, learning about the importance of Thermal Comfort and HVAC Building Systems for both animals and people. This video is presented as part of the ASHRAE K–12 Student Activities program.

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