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February Educator Roundup: Our brand new episodes– Switch On: The Series– are more accessible than ever. Find out where to stream this exciting new series for your class.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) invited Dr. Scott Tinker to talk about energy and filmmaking with Dr. Robert Stoner on their podcast.
Dr. Scott Tinker testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing regarding climate change on February 3rd.
SEA is thrilled to welcome Korina Smith to the Alliance as the new Executive Director.
The Venezuelan American Petroleum Association (VAPA) invited Dr. Scott Tinker to present on sustainable energy.
January Educator Roundup: Make the most of SEA Resources. View our guide to the most popular labs, primers, and site visits in the SEA library.
The highly-acclaimed documentary Switch On is now available to stream for free on Prime Video!
2020 International Switch Energy Case Competition participant Rajani Shrestha was recently selected for the final round of this year's NASO (Nepal Astronomical Society) Women in Science Award.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram named Switch Energy Alliance Education Specialist James Corboy a pandemic-era hero for his commitment to excellence in distance learning.
The Texas Christian University Energy Institute invited Dr. Scott Tinker to participate in their Kenneth W Davis Jr Leaders in Energy Speaker Series.
December Educator Roundup: Presenting Switch On: The Series-- seven classroom-length episodes about global energy access.
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) invited Dr. Scott Tinker to talk about Switch On with Dr. Ernest J. Moniz and Dr. Robert Stoner in a fireside chat.
Judges from the energy industry chose the International Switch Energy Case Competition winners during the live finals event streamed on Facebook.
November: Educator Roundup. The award-winning film Switch, the celebrated documentary Switch On, and other SEA videos are now available to stream directly from YouTube.
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (OGERL) Section of the State Bar of Texas featured an interview between Brent Stahl and Dr. Scott Tinker in their quarterly report.
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) invited Dr. Scott Tinker to speak at the online AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
October: Educator Roundup. NEW: Switch On Viewing and Synthesis Questions for grades 9-12 to engage your students while they watch our latest feature-length documentary.
Switch Energy Alliance Education Specialist James Corboy gave an introduction to Switch Classroom during the Austin Earth Science Zoomerama conference.
Dr. Scott Tinker spoke during a webinar on sustainable energy transitions hosted by México Actúa and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
SEA Executive Director Lenae Shirley led a Q&A with Dr. Scott Tinker about the new documentary Switch On with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
September: Educator Roundup. Switch Classroom is a free, adaptable learning environment for your virtual, hybrid, or in-person classes.
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) invited Dr. Scott Tinker to talk about SEA’s new documentary Switch On and energy poverty.
The ONS Foundation invited Dr. Tinker to discuss the future of energy transition.
Switch Energy Alliance and the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the International Switch Energy Case Competition.
Switch Energy Alliance is proud to present Switch Classroom. Register now to get started as a teacher or student.
August Educator Roundup: Introduce 'Switch On' to your classroom using our discussion questions as a classroom activity to continue the conversation.
Advanced Placement Environmental Science teachers met online to discuss energy education in the world today and create an exciting new online curriculum, Switch Classroom for AP Environmental Science, launching this Fall.
The University of Pamplona (Colombia) chapter of the Switch Energy Club was recently honored as the first place winner in the Sustainable Development in Energy Projects Contest sponsored by the AAPG.
The International Association of Geophysical Contractors discusses the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the energy industry with Dr. Scott Tinker.
Dr. Scott Tinker talks about the worldwide effect of the pandemic on energy with the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association.
Dr. Scott Tinker discusses the global energy outlook on the Oil Intel podcast with hosts Adam Cohen and Michael Beimford.
Switch Classroom is an online learning platform scheduled for release in Fall 2020. Centered on College Board® AP Environmental Science guidelines, Switch Classroom is free and provides a structured curriculum that covers energy resources by using engaging videos, presentations, quizzes and other high-level activities.
Dr. Scott Tinker discusses the future of energy on the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) podcast Context: Energy Examined with host Tonya Zelinsky.
The most recent issue of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Publication First Break features the article “Energy Transition Requires Critical Thinking” by Crosstalk columnist Andrew McBarnet.
“Switch On succeeds because it doesn’t argue about inequality or about how transformative modern energy can be, it shows it.” - Robert Bryce
Presenting: The new global energy documentary from Switch Energy Alliance, Switch On!
The Texas Tech University School of Law’s Energy Law Program hosted a screening of Switch Energy Alliance’s second film, Switch On, on March 9, 2020.
SEA is in the production stage of a new short film that demonstrates the importance of energy in our lives.
Dr. Scott Tinker spoke to a number of state electric cooperative associations. Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric utilities, owned by the members they serve. The public perception of the energy landscape is providing challenges to U.S. electric cooperatives. Dr. Tinker provided an overview of the global energy scene.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake hosted a screening of SEA’s first film, Switch.
Next week's Shale Insight 2019 conference in Pittsburgh, PA, will include featured speakers Scott W. Tinker, Bureau Director, and President Donald J. Trump.
SEA's Teacher Advisory Council returns this fall to develop energy content.
SEA recently participated in the Advanced Placement Annual National Conference. SEA spoke to AP Environmental Science teachers about SEA’s new AP Environmental Science web-based energy curriculum and worked with teachers to perform a hands-on solar photovoltaic lab.
SEA hosted nine elite AP Environmental Science teachers to develop innovative, interactive energy curriculum.
SEA’s Chairman, Scott Tinker, spoke to over 300 Advanced Placement Environmental Science high school teachers, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking when analyzing energy issues.
Derek Tinker and Bill Hays, SEA employees, spoke at the Austin Rotary Club about pursuing a smart energy future.
Scott Tinker spoke about energy poverty and SEA’s upcoming film Switch On at the recent AIPN Summit.
Switch Energy Alliance recently participated in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) State STEM Competition by speaking to the TAME teachers about SEA’s new AP Environmental Science web-based energy curriculum and by providing an entertaining and educational energy presentation to the approximately 300 middle school and high school students competing in the event.
Scott Tinker has a touching moment with a resilient Vietnamese woman named Phúc while filming the upcoming documentary, Switch On.
Global energy concerns and the need for objective solutions to address energy poverty and global emissions were some of the topics discussed by Scott Tinker during a presentation at Oklahoma City University on April 15, 2019.
The Switch Energy Club Chapter at the University of Texas held a highly successful Energy Case Competition on April 6, 2019. Sixteen teams of 4 UT students had one week to develop strategies for energy security in either Nepal or Kenya. Congratulations to the UT Chapter of the Switch Energy Club, the 16 teams, numerous judges, and supporting organizations for an amazing Switch Energy Case Competition!
SEA installed a solar-powered system in the village of Gunchukwa, Colombia, capable of providing power to seven communal buildings. The mission brought “first light” to the Arhuacan people in Gunchukwa. The installation was filmed by Arcos Films and will be used in the upcoming feature-length documentary Switch On to increase awareness of the vast number of people who live with little or no electricity (called energy poverty) and enlighten the public on the issue of lack of energy access.
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