... students at San Leandro High School learned how easy it is to make a difference and transform their environment through simple data-driven insights.
San Leandro, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Students are the architects of the future. Empowering students with simple, intuitive tools to change the world unleashes their creative minds to maximum potential. Using OSIsoft’s leading real-time operational intelligence software infrastructure and echoMESH’s meters and service, students at San Leandro High School learned how easy it is to make a difference and transform their environment through simple data-driven insights.
As part of a hands-on STEM project (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math educational initiative), students analyzed power usage patterns over time from local public buildings and determined that lights could be turned off for longer periods between work days and unused equipment could be removed from the grid to conserve a significant amount of energy. These simple, quick, but significant wins got them recognition in a keynote at OSIsoft’s 2015 Users Conference.
“This form of collaboration between Industry and Academia offers students experiential learning opportunities that allows them to put theory into practice and make a difference,” said Jenny Linton, President of OSIsoft. “San Leandro has been OSIsoft’s home for over 35 years as we have grown to become a global leader in software for operational intelligence. We are honored to be able to contribute back to the community with this collaborative model that adds Industry’s expertise and technology to the STEM initiative. Go Pirates!”
"We are pleased to participate in such an exciting and rewarding project," said Amrish Macedo, Chief Technology Officer at echoMESH. “Using the same platform available to the Corporate Real Estate owner, students at San Leandro High School were able to quickly and effortlessly identify opportunities to reduce energy usage in San Leandro Unified School District’s offices. The students were eager learners and the results speak for themselves”.
“STEM education is critical to our country’s competitiveness in the future”, said Dr. Rosanna Mucetti, Ed.D, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services, San Leandro Unified School District. “Hands-on experience is critical to keep students motivated and engaged in the STEM fields, and partnering with Industry is an excellent way to accomplish this. We appreciate the support of OSIsoft and echoMESH in this effort and hope others will emulate this model of collaboration."
About San Leandro High School
San Leandro High School offers challenging curriculum and electives, creative opportunities in the arts, and an extensive variety of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. We also offer several "small schools within a school" academies for students to find a niche and pursue their interests. We continue to work to improve our programs. We recently updated our six-year plan and were accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit San Leandro High School.
About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security, and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, USA with offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.osisoft.com.