Oak Ridge National Laboratory

STEM Outreach

BTRIC Hosts Science Saturday

About 60 West High School students participated in a Science Saturday event that was hosted by ORNL’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC). Researchers including Mahabir Bhandari, Kaushik Biswas, Heather Buckberry, Edwin Figueroa, Diana Hun, Roderick Jackson, and Som Shrestha provided demonstrations illustrating the effect of various building envelope materials on energy consumption. Students used computer simulation models to see how changes in building envelope material properties can affect energy use.