Public Programs And Events

Earth Week: Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Skills Lab

Earth Week: Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Skills Lab

University Center
Students,  
Alumni,  
Faculty,  
Staff 

Have you ever wondered how a solar cell works? What if you heard that you could generate energy from the sun with the help of crushed berries? Come build solar cells with us!

Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (NDSC) are an alternative solar technology. NDSC harvests sunlight with pigments taken from flora, and are cheap and easily made–so easy that we will teach you how to build them in an afternoon.

We will then network the cells, and have a discussion about the solar energy harvested by our cells, and the energy that went into sourcing the materials and making the cells. Finally, we will discuss future design applications to take the energy transition into your own hands.

This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, with support from the Tishman Environment and Design Center, and the New School Science Labs



Submit your application

Undergraduate

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close