The CREED (Center for Renewable Energy
Education and Demonstration) Project, the brainchild of Roger Aiken BSc,
ME(Elect) firstname.lastname@example.org was an
educational nonprofit set up to provide energy/conservation classes/courses to
high and middle school science, math and tech. ed. teachers in Minnesota for
graduate credits at the Masters level.
These were held in cooperation with Hamline University’s Department of
Science Education, with CREED Project providing the instruction and Hamline the
graduate credits. A few classes were
offered at Hamline, but the majority of the instruction was offered through
two-week live-in courses for teachers at the Laurentian Environmental Center
near Virginia in Northern Minnesota. Two
live-in courses for teachers were also held at the Minnesota West Community and
Technical College at Granite Falls in cooperation with Southwest Minnesota
Aiken became the Project’s first Executive Director in the late 1990s and
subsequently its Lead Instructor in the 2000s.
He was ably assisted in the instruction given to teachers by Carl
Sandness of Hibbing email@example.com.
Others who also assisted with the
instruction were: -
Darryl Thayer of Minneapolis firstname.lastname@example.org
of Plymouth email@example.com
Rich Huelskamp of Red Wing firstname.lastname@example.org
courses provided for teachers were arranged into eight groups as follows: -
0. Energy Basics.
1. Mathematics for Energy Problem Solving.
2. Solar Direct.
3. Solar Meteorological – Wind and Waves.
4. Solar Photosynthetic – Biomass.
5. Building Energy Systems.
6. New Energy Technologies.
7. Energy Policy.
teachers were required to take tests on the lecture material, carry out labs
and solve problems. Over 200 teachers
took some of the courses but only those who completed all the work required for
the Hamline credits received Graduate Credit Certificates.
other person who assisted us when we launched CREED Project was Will Nabors email@example.com. He set up our domain name www.creedproject.org for us to which my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org is attached.
recently Roger Aiken has authored a couple of books. These are: -
Discovery, Awe – Essays on General
Revelation”, Xulon Press, ISBN
978-1-5456-4507-9 (hard cover) and 978—1-5456-4506-2 (paper back).
This book is
about the attributes of God that are plainly to be seen in creation. In the universe, in planet earth, and in life
itself. Scientific discoveries,
especially those made in the last two centuries have reinforced this conclusion
and furthermore have amazed us all with the remarkable intricacy, precision,
elegance and beauty of these findings.
From the finely tuned values of the physical constants that control the
universe to the remarkable structure of the DNA double helix and the intriguing
mathematics of the genetic code, we see a plan, a design that begs the
question, who did this? The author
states that he believes God, in his eternal power and divine nature was the
designer, and that he put it all together.
2. “Halfway Round the World in 60 Days – 1961
Project, ISBN 978-0-578-87031-1.
This book is about a trip the author made back in 1961
from his native New Zealand to England.
It took him 60 days during which time he visited old friends and
missionaries who had predated him in leaving the country. You will follow him by way of Sydney,
Brisbane, New Guinea, Manilla, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Iran, Beirut,
Athens. Rome and Zurich. You will be
surprised by some of the things he found along the way.
Both books are
available from Amazon or, for an autographed copy, from the author.