17. September 2014

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Small Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop

Dan Bartmann, co-author of Homebrew Wind Power: A hands-on guide to harnessing the wind, will be leading a five-day workshop, Sept 23-27, for Antioch College students and community wind power enthusiasts. They will learn how to make a relatively quiet and durable 10 feet diameter wind turbine from scratch. This design is ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems from scratch for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.

Through a combination of lecture and hands-on work, participants will learn the theory behind and how to build each component of the turbine, as well as final assembly and testing of the finished product. Students will develop knowledge and skills in basic electricity, wood working, metal working, resin casting, and a variety of other skills needed to fabricate the three-phase axial flux alternators, wooden blades, and the metal frame for the wind turbines. In addition, students will gain an understanding of wind energy, wind turbine design, towers, wind site assessment, and the basic physics of how the energy in moving air is turned into electricity.

Learn more about the course description here.

The price of the workshop through Buckville Energy is $800. A half-price rebate is available. For more information or to register for the course, contact bsanborn {at} antiochcollege(.)org

Buckville Energy is an IREC Accredited Continuing Education Provider(tm)

Who Should Attend?
· Students of environmental studies interested in learning more about wind turbines
· Educators wishing to learn more about this exciting field, and/or design their own multi-disciplinary curriculum
· Individuals interested in building their own turbines
· Individuals interested in working in the wind energy field
· Engineers interested in learning about wind turbine design and construction
· Aid workers in developing countries

Learn more about Buckville Energy and Dan Bartmann.

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10. September 2014

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Mark Brimmeier at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Antioch College's Cooperative Education program sends students boldly into the world through the Ohio Agrarian Trade (OAT) Partnership supported by the Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) program of the Ohio Board of Regents. The OAT program helps students connect knowledge learned in the classroom to an immersive full-time work or research experience in Ohio's burgeoning food production industries— a rich experiential education positioning students to bolster Ohio's economic development.
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9. September 2014

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Adoff to read at Antioch College’s Local Writers Series

Nationally celebrated poet and children’s author Arnold Adoff will be reading at Antioch College’s Local Writers Series on September 11, 2014 at Antioch’s Coretta Scott King Center at 7 p.m.

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3. September 2014

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Learn seed-saving during a tomato walk at Antioch

Antioch College students will share seed-saving technique for tomatoes during a Tomato Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the Antioch farm.

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12. August 2014

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Filmmaker to present master class, Nixon film

Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye will give two presentations, both free and open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Antioch College.

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11. August 2014

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Freedom Summer, 50 years later

50 years ago in the summer of 1964, a number of Antioch College students and alumni participated in the Freedom Summer project by traveling to Mississippi to help organize and operate Freedom Schools and to register African-American voters. During their most recent break this June, several current Antioch students, faculty, and staff traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to participate […]

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