Texas Tech Opens Registration for Run on the Wind Camp

Wind science camp: Engineering a Clean Tomorrow

Registration is underway for the academic enrichment program, Run on the Wind: Engineering A Clean Tomorrow. This Texas Tech residential summer camp, scheduled for June 10-15, is open for students entering grades seven through 11.

The camp will provide students with information regarding careers in wind science as well as information about the necessary academic skills to succeed in wind engineering. Sessions and activities include: building a wind turbine, learning the principles and physics of converting wind to electricity, wind sailing at Reese Technology Center, discussing the atmospheric and meteorological aspects of forecasting wind power, and a wind tunnel demonstration.

Run on the Wind will provide students an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit. Fostering the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. This camp is a step in that direction.

IDEAL, a department in the Texas Tech Division of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement is a nonprofit organization. Formed in 1984, the institute has introduced thousands of students in grades K-11 to the university through a variety of on-campus academic enrichment programs.

For a program brochure or more information, go online to www.ideal.ttu.edu. You may also contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420 or email ideal.mail@ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Amanda Foster, assistant director, Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners, (806) 742-2420 or amanda.foster@ttu.edu.