Chemistry’s Taylor Leads Biofuels Workshop for Area Teachers

On April 26, Erika Taylor, assistant professor of chemistry, assistant professor of environmental studies, led a biofuels workshop for area teachers at the Green Street Arts Center.

On April 26, Erika Taylor, assistant professor of chemistry, assistant professor of environmental studies, led a biofuels workshop for area teachers at the Green Street Arts Center.

Taylor led a presentation about her biofuel research and led an activity where the teachers made biofuel from cooking oil. The workshop was funded by a Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership grant, which supports professional development of high school teachers in alternative energies and project-based learning.

Taylor led a presentation about her biofuel research and led an activity where the teachers made biofuel from cooking oil. The workshop was funded by a Connecticut Teacher Quality Partnership grant, which supports professional development of high school teachers in alternative energies and project-based learning.

"It was a great day, the teachers really liked her presentation and said they'd be able to take the information back to their classrooms," said Sara MacSorley, director of the GSAC and Welseyan's PIMMS (Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science.)

“It was a great day, the teachers really liked her presentation and said they’d be able to take the information back to their classrooms,” said Sara MacSorley, director of the GSAC and Welseyan’s PIMMS (Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science.)