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County of Yolo 
Recognized as leader among green power users. Solar power installations at Davis Grasslands parks and in Woodland will be demonstration sites for education. 
Terry Vernon 

SunPower Corporation 
Funding for development of Energy Academy programs, including technical assistance and professional development opportunities. 
Renee Solari 

Yolo County CTE/Business Advisory Members 
CTE teachers are piloting programs and business advisory members will provide input on curriculum, information on industry trends and opportunities for internships/ externships. 
Lori Perez 

UC Davis College of Engineering, C-STEM (Integrated Computing with STEM) 
Provides professional development and support for teachers in integrating computer programming and robotics into math classes to increase student engagement and success in math. 


Woodland Community College 
Hosting and supporting continued development of Summer Energy & Sustainability Academy. MESA students provide cross-age mentoring and support. 

GRID Alternatives 
Leads teams of community volunteers and job trainees to install solar for low-income families. 
Classroom presentations, internships and field trios offered have been integrated into existing science, engineering and industrial technology courses. 


PG&E/Yolo Energy Watch (YEW) 
Promotes energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction throughout the county. They have provided funding and in-kind contributions to develop a school energy education outreach program 

City of West Sacramento 
Provided $20,000 for energy education programs in Washington Unified School District (with Yolo Energy Watch). 


Project Lead the Way (PLTW) NextEd 
Program goal is to strengthen student foundation in science and engineering by providing relevant and rigorous courses that use a methodology that teaches students how to apply what they lean in a project-based format.