Solar Tomorrows Fellowship launches at ASU

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ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and Center for Energy and Society are proud to announce the Solar Tomorrows Fellowship, funded by EarthShare through their, “The Energy of One, The Power of Many” program. Arizona Horizon welcomes Professor Clark Miller, Director of ASU’s Center for Energy and Society, and Ruth Wylie of the Center for Science and the Imagination to further discuss the fellowship.

This project will reach educators and learners throughout Arizona by creating educational materials about clean-energy transitions and energy equity/justice. They are seeking four Solar Tomorrows Fellows for 8 weeks in the summer of 2023.

Fellows will create materials that bolster public literacy with solar technologies and choices, and the social and cultural dimensions of future energy systems. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $8,000. Fellows will participate in meetings and gatherings throughout the program, some of which will take place at ASU’s Tempe campus, and others virtually.

“When we’re telling visions of the future we don’t want to just rely on one person. We want to bring together a multi disciplinary team to explore these visions,” said Wylie.

This vision led to what the team calls a “creative hack-a-thon, ” the use of a collaborative imagination methodology.

The fellowship will bring together technologists, social scientists, science fiction authors, graphic artists and many more.

“Technology is an interesting component. But at its core, stories are really about people and how they respond to that technology,” said Wylie. “We can introduce different technologies and then we can see how people might adapt and reactions to them in these novels.”

Applications are due by Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 11:59pm Arizona time. If you have any questions about the fellowship, contact [email protected].

Clark Miller, Ruth Wylie

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