Written by Cory Chandler

Date: August 8, 2005
CONTACT: Cory Chandler,

Engineering Camp Allows Elementary Students to Showcase Works

WHAT: Engineering Camp

WHEN: 11 p.m. Friday (August 12)

WHERE: Lankford Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Building on the Texas Tech campus

EVENT: Lubbock’s newest crop of engineers-in-training will get a chance to show their skills during “Parent Day” of Engineering Camp, a program hosted by the Center for Engineering Outreach at Texas Tech University.

Designed for students entering the fifth and sixth grades, Engineering Camp is an exciting, hands-on day camp that introduces kids to math, science and technology as they discover engineering working with Texas Tech students. Through a variety of experiments and activities, students learn what engineers do and how engineering affects our world.

After a crash course in engineering fundamentals, students are given a week-long project that incorporates math and science fundamentals with a lot of creative problem solving. Students will be unveiling their “engineering contraptions” during parent day activities on Friday.

This year’s camp, sponsored by Halliburton, explores the impact of energy on our world. Students learn how engineering plays a role in harnessing the wind, sun, and fossil fuels to create tomorrow’s energy in efficient, environmentally friendly ways.

Note: This story will have plenty of visual opportunities.
A map to the site can be found at the following link:

CONTACT: Dean Fontenot, Director of the Center for Engineering Outreach, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451 or e-mail