Alternative energy sources focus of ‘Free fab Friday’ sessions in West Plains
Area residents interested in learning more about energy technologies are invited to attend Free Fab Fridays at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 125 N. Howell Ave. in West Plains.
Sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains and West Plains R-7 School District’s South Central Career Center, the event is designed to give attendees an overview of alternative energy sources such as biofuels, solar and wind, and how they all work together to provide renewable resources for energy, organizers said.
Sessions are set for 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 9, 16 and 23 and March 2. The Feb. 9 session will focus on biofuels, the Feb. 16 session on solar energy and the Feb. 23 session on wind power. The last session will show how they work together, organizers said.
Seating is limited to 15 for each session, so registration is encouraged by calling 417-255-7784 or emailing GOCAT@MissouriState.edu. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
All three alternative energy sources are study areas of Missouri State-West Plains’ Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree, which is offered through GOCAT.