Andrew Hemmelgarn of SHP Joins Environmental ALI Board

Andrew Hemmelgarn has provided water quality and sustainability programs with CPS and other schools for years through Environmental ALI. He works as a Plumbing Engineer with SHP Leading Design, a premier Ohio LEED school designer. Welcome to Andrew, we’re very glad to have him aboard with Environmental ALI.

Andrew working with CPS at University of Cincinnati May 2017

Andrew working with CPS students at University of Cincinnati May 2017


Green STEM Student Teams Compete in Showcase

Students teams working on Green STEM projects competed in the Hughes STEM School Showcase. Among the teams were a fuel cell car assembly and demonstration and a circuit project to demonstrate conductivity with fruits, vegetables and people. Parents, family members, and community leaders reviewed projects assessed by a panel of judges to evaluate learning goals and presentation of the projects. Many thanks to science teacher Grace Conrad and Environmental ALI educator Susan VonderHaar for facilitating the process. Also many thanks Principal Kathy Wright, Duke Energy Foundation and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Demonstrating the Makey Makey circuit

Demonstrating the Makey Makey circuit








E ALI & Green STEM Student Projects

Environmental ALI educator Susan VonderHaar explains fuel cell technology to a team working on assembling a renewable energy model car. Other students put together components for a circuit and computer music kit. Both projects are entered into the Hughes STEM Showcase this month. Some 200 public school students will be coming to University of Cincinnati for a 2 day event introducing them to green technologies and the campus setting.

Hughes 8th II

20th Anniversary Reception Treated to Wonderful Life Story

Providing some of her remarkable story, Ms. Icy Williams related coming from rural Texas to the Executive Suite of her own company ATMOS360. She, along with 12 brothers and sisters, looked for opportunity and new possibilities. Along that journey she managed a P&G production plant and mentored other Black women in the company. Ms. Williams is the co-author of The Sustainable Advantage: Doing Business in the Green Economy.

Many thanks to Icy, Board Chair Valda Freeman Karmo, and all the Board and supporters of Environmental ALI!