Central’s Beall Presented with Iowa Energy Center’s Impact Award
Central Campus teacher Larry Beall, who also directs the school’s Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy, has been presented with the 2014 Impact Award by the Iowa Energy Center for his leadership in educating students about issues related to energy, conservation and sustainability.
The following is the announcement from the Iowa Energy Center about the award and their recognition of Larry Beall:
Innovations in energy constantly impact our daily lives and the world that we live in. At the Iowa Energy Center, we celebrate those who are making a difference in their industry, their communities, and in the State of Iowa when it comes to advancements in energy and energy efficiency.
Our Impact Awards honor leaders and innovators in our four program areas; Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Education and Outreach. By working together and providing valuable resources, we are all making an impact on our energy future.
Inspiring the next generation to engage in our energy future has long been a commitment of the Iowa Energy Center. Through our partnership with the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy at Central Campus in Des Moines, we’re providing students hands-on learning opportunities. In a few years, we’ll be depending on these young minds to continue to advance Iowa’s energy future. We’re proud to support the teachers and organizations that promote an interest in energy.
Larry Beall is the Director of the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy (IESA), Des Moines Public Schools. He’s also the 2013 Trailblazing Teacher by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of his pioneering work on the Iowa Sustainability Academy. Larry Beall immerses students in environmental learning and action through a two-year program called the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy (IESA). Now in its fifth year, student demand for the program has risen from 18 to 100. Larry proudly points to graduates of the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy that have begun further study in wind technology training and Environmental Science majors at many universities.