Reaching out the community

National Youth Science Camp

Spotlight on Solar Training in the Community

Every year for the past 22 years Jeff has led directed studies on solar energy at the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) near Bartow, WV, in the eastern mountains of the Potomac Highlands.

"The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime."


For more information about NYSC click here.


University of Maryland

Green Roofs and Urban Sustainability Lecture Series

Every year starting in 2011 Jeff has lectured at the University of Maryland as part of an annual lecture series for the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and their Green Roofs and Urban Sustainability group. 

Jeff teaching what solar energy is and how it works

Jeff teaching what solar energy is and how it works

IEC Chesapeake


Jeff regularly speaks to students and professionals at IEC Chesapeake about the benefits of solar energy and the career opportunities available.

IEC Chesapeake is the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), Inc., the industry’s premier national trade association.

Founded in 1957 as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America, IEC is a trade association of approximately 3,700 member companies, 90,000 electrical workers, over 10,000 apprentices, in nearly 60 chapters throughout the US. Its mission is to develop and foster a stronger economy through the level of quality and services its members provide to the industry.


Civic Works, Baltimore Center for Green Careers


Jeff works closely with the Baltimore Center for Green Careers to develop and deliver training curricula, as well as ongoing consulting to expand their service offering.

The mission of Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers is to make Baltimore’s economy more equitable and sustainable by training residents for jobs in the emerging green economy. Since 2003, the combination of meaningful employment, a living wage, and marketable trade skills has proven powerfully successful.

For more information click here.