Students at Bloomington High School South launched Project Pavegen on May 12, 2015. The launch marks the culmination of a year-long project involving scores of high school students, school administrators, two granting organizations, and one innovative international company.
Pavegen tiles “harness and convert kinetic energy from footsteps into a sustainable energy source.” The energy will power LED display boards and real-time power statistics on the energy generated by walking on the tiles. This will be a field trip destination for MCCSC students starting in Fall 2015, and it is a first for any public school in the U.S. Get the full story.
The student project team was composed entirely of volunteers, directed by Amanda Figolah, AP Environmental Science teacher at BHSS. Team members are shown here stepping onto one of the Pavegen tiles.