Lifelong Learning Commitment

TerraDAC Lab’s is committed to supporting lifelong learning programs from K-12 through Higher Education that promotes and inspires new innovation and development to ensure we meet our future workforce demand. 

Inspiring Young Minds

We are currently working on the development of K12 programming and learning incentives. These initiatives include:

  • K12 Classroom Science Curriculum that teaches the basics about carbon dioxide management and removal technologies being developed that support world climate change goals to slow global warming. 
  • Low-cost/subsidized classroom science kits that include:
  • CO2 and air quality sensor kits
  • CO2 removal demonstration kits

In addition, we hope to offer scholarships/tuition assistance through essay and innovative idea competitions to K-12 students who wish to enter into higher education STEM Carbon Management studies.

Mastering Carbon Management and Technologies

For students that have entered into Carbon Managment / Renewable Energy Masters programs, we will provide paid internship opportunities. These opportunities will allow master students to:

  • Directly interface with young startup and emerging companies
  • Prepare them for advanced fast-track entry into the Carbon Management industry. 

Researching Future Solutions

TerraDAC Lab’s work with startup and emerging technology companies opens the doors to SBIR and STTR funding opportunities. These opportunities match company and university research in cutting edge technology development. 

Research students will experience opportunities to:

  • Directly interface with young startup and emerging companies
  • Work on cutting edge technology developments.

the power of inspiration

Once upon a time, in a world much like ours, the air was getting warmer and the skies were not as clear as they used to be. People everywhere were worried about the changes happening to our planet. But in this world, there were also brilliant minds, young and old, who believed in making a difference.
Among these hopeful individuals was a group of students from TerraTech Middle School. They had just learned about something called “direct air capture technology” in their science class. This amazing invention could pull carbon dioxide, the gas that was warming up the planet, right out of the air!
The students were fascinated. They imagined giant machines like superhero vacuums cleaning the sky. Their teacher, Mr. Jensen, saw their excitement and decided it was time for a special project.
“Class,” he announced one sunny morning, “we’re going to create our own mini direct air capture models!”
The classroom buzzed with energy as teams formed and ideas flew around like paper airplanes. Each team had a different design, but they all shared one goal: to make a model that could show how we might clean our air in the future.
Sarah and her friends decided to use small fans, filters, and some plant leaves to represent how the machine captures carbon. They worked tirelessly, testing and tweaking their model. They even named it “The CO2 Buster.”
Meanwhile, Alex’s group used a small box, tubes, and balloons to demonstrate the process. They wanted to show how the captured carbon could be stored safely away.
After weeks of hard work, the day to present their models arrived. The classroom was transformed into a showcase of innovation. Colorful posters explained how direct air capture worked, and each model stood proudly on display.
Parents and students from other classes came to see the inventions. They were amazed at what the students had created. The local news even stopped by to report on the event, and soon the whole town was talking about the TerraTech Middle School’s direct air capture models.
But the story doesn’t end there. Inspired by the project, some students decided to form an environmental club. They planted trees, organized recycling drives, and spread the word about taking care of our planet.
Years went by, and those same students grew up to become scientists, engineers, and leaders. They remembered their project from middle school and continued to work on real direct air capture technology. And one day, thanks to the seeds of inspiration planted in their young minds, they developed machines that could clean the air on a grand scale.
The skies became clearer, the air cooler, and the world a little bit safer, all because a group of students dared to dream and work towards a cleaner future. And that, dear friends, is how the new minds of K-12 education can change the world, one inspired idea at a time.

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