Author: Deb Hall
Discipline: Electrical Engineering Technology
Text: This infographic highlights the inevitable increase of renewable energy implementation by 2050. I also like it because of its simplicity and connection to something that my students might be doing everyday like make a “cuppa” tea!
I also have a theory rolling around in the back of my mind that renewable energy related careers is one bridge that will encourage more women to pursue STEM related careers (or as I prefer to call them: “STEAM” related careers because having an “A”rtistic, creative side is definite plus to any scientist, mathematician, technician, or engineer). This theory is in part supported by research which indicates that women are more often motivated to pursue careers that are perceived to better the world and humanity.
I would like to utilize this infographic to first initiate a discussion about the future of renewable energy in Australia and then compare that to a more global perspective of what my students think the rest of the world may look like in 2050 and how the development of new types of renewable energy technology now could better our world and its future to come.