Texas Tech University

Run on the Wind youth camp a success

TTU's National Wind Institute co-hosted (with TTU-IDEAL) the 2015 Run on the Wind summer camp, a camp that is focused on reaching underserved students to encourage STEM* partication. More than 40 students in 7th and 8th grades signed up, each student from a community within an approximately 75 mile radius around the city of the Lubbock.

Congratulations to campers for completing all the projects, and thanks to all who were involved in making this camp a success.

* STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

RoW Summer 2015 Campers work hard at an assignment

(Above) - RoW Summer 2015 Campers work hard at an assignment.

RoW 2015 summer campers

(Above) - NWI Ph.D. student Rich Krupar III demonstrates the student-designed and student-maintained StickNet mobile measuring instrument.

NWI Research Professor Dr. Brian Hirth demonstrates how the West Texas Mesonet works.

(Above) - NWI Research Professor Dr. Brian Hirth explains some of the details about the West Texas Mesonet Network system.

Photo credit: Bryce Looney, TTU-NWI.