Intercounty Electric Cooperative and Sho-Me Power are joining forces to support local educators with a continuing education scholarship program for the “Energy in Today’s Classroom” course each year, in Columbia, Missouri. This year’s continuing education course will take place on August 2-3, 2022. Click here to view the brochure.

Instructors who are actively teaching middle or high school science, agricultural science or industrial technology in IECA's service territory are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One applicant will be chosen. The scholarship will cover all expenses including tuition, meals, mileage, instructional material and lodging.

The emphasis of the course’s content will be energy. The curriculum’s title is “Energy in Today’s Classroom,” with educators from the University of Missouri-Columbia and industry experts conducting classes. Participants will earn one graduate hour from the University of Missouri-Columbia. An additional graduate hour can be earned upon completion of additional course requirements.

Course content will include:

  • Energy basics
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy sources
  • Economics and energy production
  • Description of instructional materials
  • Tour of power generation station
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