Staying true to its core mission of helping students to realize their power to change their communities and the world around them, Dunecrest American School has partnered with Million Solar Stars (MSS) Founder and our Middle School Science Teacher, Adam Hall to launch the Million Solar Stars Science course in Middle School(MSS MS). MSS MS connects students with tools to design and engineer hands-on solar power models and engage multiple stakeholders to increase the number of schools powered by solar energy. Term 1 has been incredibly busy for our budding clean tech engineers and community leaders! Students began the term by analyzing the feasibility of using solar power on our very own campus as well as using Minecraft and TinkerCAD to model different panel installation designs. Proposals were presented to school leaders and to the local power authority. Students also attended a week-long workshop with Photovoltaic Specialist from Namene Solar as part of Namene Solar's new student outreach program. The 4-day workshop included sessions on the history and physics of light, how solar power works, building SM100 hand held solar lights for rural communities and improvement of the SM100 model itself.