Jefferson City, MO, and St. Louis, Feb. 27, 2006 — AmerenUE recently awarded self contained solar hydrogen fuel cell energy systems to 24 schools in Missouri under Ameren Corp.’s “Power Up” program that brings technology and support to classrooms and teachers.
In 2005, Ameren donated 105 fuel cell kits, totaling $150,000, to teachers throughout Ameren’s service areas in Missouri and Illinois. High school science teachers can use the kits to build awareness of renewable energy sources through hands on experiments.
Besides providing fuel cell kits, Ameren’s now discontinued Power Up program also provided more than 200 SMART Board interactive whiteboards to K-12 classrooms throughout the Ameren companies’ service areas in Missouri and Illinois. The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is a touch-sensitive display about the size of a standard whiteboard. Hooked up to a computer and projector, it operates like a giant computer screen that students and teachers simply touch to operate. Students can also write over applications in digital ink and then save their work for future study and review.