N.C. A&T’s 10th annual Energy Day to Feature Oak Ridge National Lab Traveling Science Fair


EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Ten thousand K-12 students are expected at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University April 9-10 for the 10th annual Energy Day, which this year will showcase the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Traveling Science Fair.

The fair will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days at N.C. A&T’s BB&T Stadium. School groups will be welcome from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the fair open to schools and the public through 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but groups larger than 10 are requested to register online, via e-mail at cert@ncat.edu or by calling 336-256-2406.

“In this 10th year of Energy Day, we wanted to do something really special that would bring in more students than ever before to experience the exciting and growing developments in the field of energy,” said CERT Director Greg Monty. “We’re delighted to partner with Oak Ridge National Lab and believe students will have an unforgettable experience at this year’s Energy Day.”

Consisting of six carnival-style interactive trailers, the colorful Oak Ridge traveling exhibit allows students to explore sustainability, energy efficiency, transportation, renewable energy, extreme science and more in a fun, hands-on environment. Making their first appearance in North Carolina, the Traveling Science Fair trailers can accommodate up to 1,000 students per hour, meaning the Guilford County Schools students and others from surrounding areas will have time to truly appreciate the experience.

More than 100 scientists, N.C. A&T faculty, graduate students and staff will be on hand to guide students and members of the public through all that this year’s Energy Day has to offer along with teams from participating companies such as Duke Energy and the N.C. A&T Center for Advanced Transportation and Mobility.

Energy Day is produced by N.C. A&T’s Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT), an interdisciplinary center that fosters collaborative research and development of new energy-related technologies. The event began in 2009 with just 200 students.

For more information, call CERT at 336-256-2406.