Scott Liddicoat, Miranda Esser and Vince VanMieghem: SolarWise - The Next Generation!
Solar: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the WPS SolarWise program. Its continuing mission: to educate youth and adults with innovative solar practices. To seek out new students and educators. To boldly go where no solar program has gone before!
Scott Liddicoat just retired from teaching for the last 30 years at Green Bay Southwest High School. In the last decade he taught a high school class for college credit on energy conservation and renewable energy. During this time he has also been employed as a classroom lesson writer, curriculum manager, and teacher trainer by Wisconsin Public Service (SolarWise for Schools program, 16 years) and the National Science Foundation (Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education, 5 years). Liddicoat will continue in these capacities for the foreseeable future, especially on bad weather days when the golf course is closed.
Miranda Esser has been a Renewable Energy Intern for WPS for 3 years, working with renewable energy programs along with Solar Olympics. She recently graduated from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a degree in Environmental Science and German Language. Last week she transitioned into her full time role as a Customer Program Associate in Milwaukee where she will continue working with renewable energy programs within both Wisconsin Public Service and WE Energies. Miranda is very passionate about the environment and strives to make a positive impact on the world around her.
Vince VanMieghem graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School in June and took Mr. Liddicoat's college credit energy class. Vince graduated with a 3.94 GPA and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison for Civil Engineering. After going through Liddicoats class, Vince realized just how little students and the public really know about energy. He learned how energy is produced, about different energy sources we use in the world and their pros and cons, and things everyday people can do to save energy in their businesses and homes.