Bright Ideas Grants


July 8, 2014

PG&E’s Eric Brown Wins Award for Presentations at Cosumnes River Preserve

The Galt City Council presented PG&E’s Eric Brown with the Galt Community of Character Coalition for Integrity award for his work with students.

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June 16, 2014

High School Students in Napa Teach Physics of Alternative Energy

In Napa, high school students are teaching the physics of alternative energy to kindergartners and first graders. It’s an innovative program that relies on the power of hands-on learning. And teachers say it’s only possible due to the support of PG&E.

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June 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Fuels Solar Energy Lesson for Fourth-Graders

Thanks to a PG&E Bright Ideas grant, Holly Oak Elementary teacher Bryan Feci recently taught his fourth-grade class in San Jose all about solar energy.

May 19, 2014

PG&E Awards Bigger Bright Ideas Grants to Three Schools

Previous Bright Ideas Grant winners in Davis, Fresno and Oakland awarded Bigger Bright Ideas Grants after winning online contest.

May 5, 2014

Templeton Students Showcase Bright Ideas

Students display school projects made with $15,000 in PG&E Bright Ideas Grants during weekend community event for families.

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May 2, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Helps Struggling Students Learn About Solar

It was an appropriate hot, sunny day in Lamont as more than a dozen students installed solar panels as part of the YouthBuild program through the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The program received a $10,000 Bright Ideas Grant award from PG&E to support the workforce training in renewable energy for the 17- to 22-year-olds.

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March 12, 2014

PG&E Awards $255,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to California Schools

As part of its ongoing commitment to renewable energy education and powering California’s future, PG&E announced 37 recipients who will receive Bright Ideas Grants totaling more than $255,000.

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January 14, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Helps Students Learn About Solar Energy Technology

Students at Arroyo Grande High School use PG&E funding to purchase new solar technology for pathway classroom curriculum.

August 15, 2013

PG&E Helps Honor Teachers at Educators’ Breakfast

Nearly 400 community and business leaders came together over breakfast this week to honor teachers at the 28th Annual Excellence in Education Awards, sponsored by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.

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June 24, 2013

Doubleheader at Giants Game as PG&E Honors Bright Minds Winner, Bright Ideas Teacher of Year

At AT&T Park on Saturday (June 22), PG&E surprised a San Francisco student with the news that she had won a 2013 Bright Minds Scholarship, a renewable award worth up to $30,000 a year. Also, PG&E honored an Oakland teacher as its Bright Ideas Inspiration Teacher of the Year.

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June 5, 2013

Hands-On Projects Help Disabled Students Learn About the Power of the Sun

PG&E awarded teacher Tim Horton’s ABLE (Adult Based Life Experience) class a $2,500 Bright Ideas grant that was used to build the shed and plant the garden as part of the Able to Conserve Energy program. The class at the Schuetz Career Center in Bakersfield is a post-high school adult transition program that teaches basic and vocational skills for 18-to 22-year old students in the Kern High School District.

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May 21, 2013

Oakland Robotics Teacher Named PG&E’s Bright Ideas Inspirational Teacher of the Year

Students at an East Oakland charter school cheered during a surprise announcement that one of their teachers is PG&E’s Bright Ideas Inspirational Teacher of the Year. In this Currents video, the students show a solar-powered scooter and other inventions inspired by their award-winning teacher.

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May 15, 2013

Could You Live in a House This Small?

The Sonoma County city of Sebastopol definitely has a style all its own. And that local flavor can be found at Analy High School, where students are building a little house, a hands-on project funded by PG&E that’s generating some big ideas about energy.

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May 15, 2013

Fifth-grade Students Hold Solar Car Derby, Part of Project Funded by PG&E Grant

Fifth-graders at Millie Munsey Elementary School in Bakersfield got the chance to show just how well the pint-sized solar cars they had so carefully built could perform. The school received a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas grant late last year to purchase the solar car kits and materials used as a part of a fifth-grade project to study solar energy

March 29, 2013

Schools in Modesto and Turlock Awarded Bright Ideas Grants

Gregori High School in Modesto and the Walnut Elementary Education Center in Turlock were each awarded PG&E Bright Ideas grants on March 28 to help further energy-related learning.

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