CleanTech Academy: Day 1 at EPICentre

The Deans List - A Blog by CleanTech Academy graduate and WEtech intern Marcus Deans at EPICentre

Tuesday, July 4th – CleanTech at EPICentre

Today WEtech kicked off CleanTech Academy with a presentation of what the program is about and the activities we will be involved in. About 30 students from different schools were gathered here at University of Windsor EPICentre and we heard presentations from representatives of the many organizations that we’ll be visiting over the next week. We also heard from MPP Lisa Gretzky and Regional Advisor Darren Winger about how extensively CleanTech ties into Ontario, and how Ontario 150 celebrations are helping to boost the profile of the sector.

Kickoff of CleanTech Academy at University of Windsor EPICentre

The week will be super fun, with trips to both industry and research! We will be heading to FCA tomorrow for a tour of their R & D facility, and will end the day by visiting Union Gas. It will be very interesting to hear about the role natural gas will play in a sustainable community, even though it is a fossil fuel. The rest of the week will be equally exciting, with trips to all kinds of different CleanTech locations like the Freshwater Ecology Restoration Centre, the University of Windsor, and CS Wind Canada!

Find out what else made the Deans List in Marcus’ daily CleanTech Academy recaps:

DAY 1  DAY 2  DAY 3  DAY 4   DAY 5   DAY 6

Marcus Deans currently attends Académie Ste Cécile International School in Windsor and is looking forward to learning more about the technology and business world as part of WEtech Alliance. Outside of school, Marcus volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society, the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, and the City of Windsor. He has also served in several leadership positions at youth-run companies as part of Junior Achievement. Marcus also enjoys science and has ranked internationally in youth science competitions as part of Team Canada.

He’ll be with us throughout the summer and will be reporting on his experience in our inaugural CleanTech Academy class through his CleanTech Blog posts.