Run on the Wind

An Educational Camp for Rising 6th-8th Grade Students

July 10th-July 14th

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In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Wind power production is rapidly expanding, dotting the landscape with spinning turbines that promise the delivery of clean energy. Wind power is indeed a growth industry of the 21st Century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.

Run on The Wind provides young scholars with an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.

Session topics and activities include:

  • Principles and physics of wind to electricity
  • Environmental considerations in wind power
  • Atmospherics and meteorological aspects of forecasting wind power
  • Wind turbine design considerations
  • Building a wind turbine
  • Wind sailing at Reese Technology Center (wind permitting)
  • Wind tunnel demonstration
  • Model Turbine Project competition

The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:

  • Interdisciplinary nature of wind science
  • What careers are possible with a degree in wind science
  • What academic skills are necessary to succeed

We will offer a brand new renewable energy camp for high school students this summer. Please visit the Generation TECH camp page for more information.

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 science through the lens of wind science. 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. Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Campers may request a roommate (not guaranteed). 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/packgae, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.