SUNY Maritime College teaches students new ways to generate electricity

SUNY Maritime College hosted middle school students on Saturday for “NYC Student Day: Youth Power and Offshore Wind” to teach students how to generate electricity through wind farms in the ocean.
Students took items that you can find around your home like paper, electrical tape, and a towel rod and used them to create energy reaching up to 14 megavolts.
The inaugural event was a partnership between SUNY Maritime College, Horizons New York City and offshore wind developer Attentive Energy. Organizers say they hope student interest will translate into future jobs in the green energy field.
News 12’s Shnice Archer was in Throgs Neck and spoke with students about their experience.