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The Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program hosts and supports multiple events and webinars that bring together educators, students, and organizations across the United States. The case study-based bioenergy education curriculum is intended to be taught in diverse settings, including high schools, technical and community colleges, and universities. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, BRIDGES provides background and foundational materials for students and instructors with no prior bioenergy knowledge. 

This page archives past BRIDGES webinars and includes recordings, presentation slides, and transcriptions for each event. 

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November 16, 2023—BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar: Learn How to Bring DOE Bioenergy National Laboratory Case Studies to Your Students

The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, held a BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 professional development webinar on November 16, 2023, to introduce educators to bioenergy national laboratory research. During this webinar, BRIDGES representatives showcased how the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program, a case study-based bioenergy education curriculum, can be incorporated into the classroom.

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October 5, 2023—BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar: Incorporating Bioenergy National Laboratory Research into the Classroom

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office partnered with the National Association of Biology Teachers to host a BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 webinar to introduce educators to bioenergy national laboratory research that can be integrated into their classrooms. Learn how a student-centered approach to learning with case studies can be a valuable teaching tool to explore STEM and STEM-adjacent careers. Bioenergy knowledge is not required. 

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September 14, 2023—BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar: Introducing Educators to Bioenergy National Laboratory Research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, hosted the BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 professional development webinar on September 14, 2023, to introduce educators to bioenergy national laboratory research. During this webinar, BRIDGES representatives showcased how the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program, a case study-based bioenergy education curriculum, can be incorporated into the classroom. 

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August 31, 2023—Historically Black Community Colleges Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Webinar

The Historically Black Community Colleges Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Webinar was held on August 31, 2023. During this webinar, BRIDGES representatives from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office, Argonne National Laboratory, and Idaho National Laboratory showcased the newly launched BRIDGES program, a free bioenergy case study-based toolkit that helps educators encourage students to explore the world of clean energy. This webinar also featured a presentation from DOE’s Office of Science, which included updates on the Office’s collaborations with national laboratories and academia as well as other relevant program updates.

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