Eighth-grade scholars from Rocky Run Middle School, Virginia attended The AGWT June program on geothermal heating and cooling applications. The students recently completed a science project (Project Radient) that was a demonstration of how geothermal heat pumps work. Their work gained them the status of eCybermission’s Northeast United States Region Eighth Grade Champions. eCybermission is a US Army web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Pictured here are Jasper Treakle, Raghav Ramraj and Matthew Sun (center three students),Garret Graaskamp (Right), Director of Programs for the American Ground Water Trust, and Ted Clutter (Left), national forum sponsor of AGWT Geothermal Forums and Manager of Communications and Outreach for Geothermal Exchange Organization. The students attended the AGWT Forum at the suggestion of Scott Emery, Senior Project Manager, Bowman Geothermal, Manassas, VA who was a presenter at the Forum and was the principal technical mentor for the students’ project.
Geothermal energy is a renewable and sustainable power source that comes from the heat generated by the earth. "Geo" means earth and "thermal" means heat.