Alternative energy

About 20 area science teachers were on the Danforth Campus July 18-19 to study alternative energy and laboratory science experiments that they will take back to their classes in the fall. The teachers, from private schools and the St. Louis, Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Rockwood, Webster Groves and Kirkwood districts, participated in the Biofuels: Hot Topics program, sponsored by Washington University Science Outreach with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Above from left, Rose Davidson, a chemistry teacher at St. Joseph’s Academy; Eric Knispel, a chemistry teacher at John Burroughs School; Jeff Fornero, a graduate student in the lab of Lars Angenent, Ph.D., assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering; and Miriam Rosenbaum, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher in Angenent’s lab, make a microbial fuel cell to produce electricity from wastewater microbes July 19 in 151 Busch Laboratory.