CREED PROJECT

 

        The CREED (Center for Renewable Energy Education and Demonstration) Project, the brainchild of Roger Aiken BSc, ME(Elect) rogeraiken@creedproject.org was an educational nonprofit set up to provide energy/conservation classes/courses to high and middle school science, math and tech. ed. teachers in Minnesota for graduate credits at the Masters level.  These were held in cooperation with Hamline University’s Department of Science Education, with CREED Project providing the instruction and Hamline the graduate credits.  A few classes were offered at Hamline, but the majority of the instruction was offered through two-week live-in courses for teachers at the Laurentian Environmental Center near Virginia in Northern Minnesota.  Two live-in courses for teachers were also held at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College at Granite Falls in cooperation with Southwest Minnesota State University.

        Roger Aiken became the Project’s first Executive Director in the late 1990s and subsequently its Lead Instructor in the 2000s.  He was ably assisted in the instruction given to teachers by Carl Sandness of Hibbing carl.sandness@gmail.com.

Others who also assisted with the instruction were: -

Darryl Thayer of Minneapolis darylsolar1@gmail.com

Gregory Pusch of Plymouth gphamline@yahoo.com

Rich Huelskamp of Red Wing rich@sunswarmth.com

        The courses provided for teachers were arranged into eight groups as follows: -

        Group 0. Energy Basics.

        Group 1. Mathematics for Energy Problem Solving.

        Group 2. Solar Direct.

        Group 3. Solar Meteorological – Wind and Waves.

        Group 4. Solar Photosynthetic – Biomass.

        Group 5. Building Energy Systems.

        Group 6. New Energy Technologies.

        Group 7. Energy Policy.

For credit, teachers were required to take tests on the lecture material, carry out labs and solve problems.  Over 200 teachers took some of the courses but only those who completed all the work required for the Hamline credits received Graduate Credit Certificates.

        One other person who assisted us when we launched CREED Project was Will Nabors will@septembersigns.com.  He set up our domain name www.creedproject.org for us to which my e-mail address rogeraiken@creedproject.org is attached.

 

        More recently Roger Aiken has authored a couple of books.  These are:-

“God, Creation, Discovery, Awe – Essays on General Revelation”,  Xulon Press, ISBN 978-1-5456-4507-9 (hard cover) and 978—1-5456-4506-2 (paper back), and

“Halfway Round the World in 60 Days – 1961 Travelogue”, CREED Project, ISBN x…………….x.

Both books are available from Amazon or, for an autographed copy, from the author.