OE4BW Hub SDG 7

PROJECT

H2Student Program

H2Student – the training and competition program is designed to raise awareness among young people about sustainable mobility, the importance of environmental sustainability and raising awareness of the negative effects of engines on combustion on urban air quality. By presenting current technologies and their possible uses in transport, we will seek to encourage young people to become interested in hydrogen, raise technological awareness and encourage young people to choose to study and then pursue professions related to new hydrogen (H2) technologies. By raising the awareness of young people about the positive effects of using hydrogen (H2) technologies, we are spreading ideas about the usefulness of hydrogen and the potentials of using hydrogen (H2) technologies.

Author

Matjaž Knez, OE4BW mentee

Matjaž Knez

Assoc. prof. dr. Matjaž Knez, Vice-dean for Economic Affairs FLUM, has many international experiences as a researcher and have been working at the institutions outside Slovenia, e.g. lecturer and senior researcher at the Edinburg Napier University, Scotland, UK; Samara State Transport University, Russia and Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary. He has been involved in manny international and national projects, focusing on environment protection, environmental management, sustainability, environmental innovations and development of sustainable supply chains. During his research and project work he is collaborating with various international partners, including academia, companies, decision-makers and NGOs. He is a member of Editorial Board at Elsevier journal – Sustainable Cities and Society. He is continually presenting and disseminating ideas of sustainable transport and sustainability issues on local, regional and international scientific and professional conferences and symposiums. He is also a Head of a new designed H2Student program. Until now, he has published more than 300 bibliographic units, including papers, conference proceedings, chapters and monographs.

Mentor

OE4BW Hub Coordinator

Jennryn Wetzler

Jennryn Wetzler is the Assistant Director of Open Education at Creative Commons. She works on global open education strategy, and manages projects such as the CC Certificate, a training in open licensing. Prior to CC, Jennryn worked on open policy and open educational resources (OER) at the U.S. Department of State, piloting OER use for public diplomacy and global partnerships. She’s also enjoyed gaining a different perspective of education through international development work in Thailand and Niger. ' Jennryn has a Masters in ‘Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs’ from American University’s School for International Service. She currently lives in Maryland (US) with her husband Nick and son Ezra.