Generation TECH

SUMMER 2018 DATES: JULY 8-13

Tuition: $700.

An innovative camp for rising 9th-12th grade students

In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Renewable energy production is rapidly expanding; wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable electric generation sources will be dotting the landscape. Renewable energy is indeed a growing industry of the 21st century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of clean, renewable energy sources is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Generation TECH will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of renewable energy and an opportunity to consider renewable energy technologies as a future academic pursuit.

Session topics and activities include:

  • Building a wind turbine
  • Land sailing at Reese Technology Center (Wind permitting)
  • Renewable energy design considerations
  • Solar town build
  • Concepts of solar panel design and installation
  • Principles and physics of electricity
  • Environmental considerations of renewable energy
  • Aspects of and considerations in renewable energy forecasting

The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:

  • Interdisciplinary nature of renewable energy
  • What careers are possible in renewable energy fields
  • What academic skills are necessary to succeed

Additional Information

Classes

Classes are team taught by experienced university and public school faculty and emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary to allow campers to explore many aspects of STEM through the lens of an engineer. Students will be grouped into classes by grade level.

Room & Board

Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Each camper will have one roommate. Campers may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Meals are served daily in a Texas Tech dining hall. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.

Recreation

Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, a pizza party, a trip to Main Event and college readiness activities.

Registration Guidelines

Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, linen set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.