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