QST Magazine Recognizes Clean Energy and Radio Science Education Projects Operated by the World Genesis Foundation

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - November 3, 2013
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Amateur radio has proved to be an effective tool for inspiring youth to learn

Youth attend World Genesis Foundation radio science lecture in eastern Europe

Part of a mobile radio lab at youth academy

Portable clean energy station powers radio operation day and night at UNESCO science camp.

Mobile radio shack setup on Island in Danube Delta near the Black Sea
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In November 2013, QST Magazine published an article highlighting several radio science education program supported and coordinated by the World Genesis Foundation members. QST is the official magazine of the American Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).

For more than 15 years the World Genesis Foundation been using Amateur Radio in youth projects around the world. "Amateur radio has become one of our top two most successful projects that we use regularly to stimulate the interest and imagination of youth," said Heather Caton, President and CEO of the World Genesis Foundation.

"Amateur radio creates the opportunity to encourage youth to experience many new areas of learning and has something for everyone. A typical project may touch on many different academic areas including physics, electronics, computer science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and clean energy. They also teach and promote important life skills including teamwork, planning, problem solving, project management, communication, and cultural awareness and understanding."

While amateur radio has always been a part of youth education initiatives developed by the World Genesis Foundation, the QST article focuses on the integration of clean energy into several recent projects that dramatically increased interest and participation of a wider range of youth.

"We are also very grateful to Mr. Jerry Pyle, call sign WB7S, of the United States. Jerry spent many hours offering advice, or "elmering," with our team members in recent years to teach us on how to better inspire youth participation in Amateur Radio. Many of these projects would probably not have developed if it wasn't for his inspiration and guidance. Jerry also inspired Heather Caton test and acquire her amateur radio license and operates under the call sign W8GEM."

The World Genesis Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that was founded on November 30, 1999 and is dedicated to a vision and mission to "leave no child without hope for the future." Headquartered in Santa Fe, NM USA, the foundation supports activities worldwide to create educational, scientific and cultural opportunities for youth with a special focus in areas of the world where these opportunities are limited or do not exist.


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