Texas Tech University

Generation Tech summer camp "fuels the future" for HS scientists

TTU's National Wind Institute (NWI) co-hosted a unique summer camp for high school students over the summer.

Called "Generation Tech: Fuel the Future", the camp focused on renewable energy: what it is, why it's going to be important, and how these high school future scientists could take part in this revolution when they graduate.

Co-hosted by TTU IDEAL, camp session topics included building a working wind turbine, designing and developing a solar-powered urban community, land-sailing at Reese Technology, and numerous other hands-on activities.

 NWI faculty Dr. Chris Pattison explains some basic concepts to the group.

(Above) NWI Assistant Director of Education Dr. Chris Pattison (left) explains some fundamental concepts of renewable energy to camp participants.

NWI camp director Matt Saldana generates some class interest in the science.

(Above) - Generation Tech camp director, Matt Saldana, catches the interest of camp participants during some class time.

Photo credit: Bryce Looney, NWI-TTU.