Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) are hosting the Engineering Your Future STEM Workshops & GridGame Competition Event February 22 in celebration of National Engineers Week February 19-25.
This invitation-only event aimed at local high school and college students will feature several interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workshops; informational booths to learn more about professional societies, INL and CAES; a presentation on INL internships, a prize drawing, and will culminate with a GridGame Competition.
During the competition, players will compete to acquire the most revenue from their microgrid by optimizing the use of resources (e.g., storage, generation, loads) while combating hackers trying to sabotage their control systems. In addition to competing against each other, teams will try to beat a challenge team led by Jackie Flowers from Idaho Falls Power. Teams will have very little time to practice at the event so it is advisable to download the game from the game website (http://gridgame.ironforidaho.net) and practice beforehand.
The team with the highest score in the competition round will be invited to attend the Eastern Idaho Engineers Week Banquet on February 23 in Idaho Falls at the Shilo Inn.
To attend, RSVP to Brenda Greenhalgh (208.526.9399 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 17.