Texas Tech Offers Wind-oriented Summer Camp for Youth

Run on the Wind: Engineering a Clean Tomorrow debuts this summer.

Registration is underway for a new academic enrichment program, Run on the Wind: Engineering a Clean Tomorrow. This Texas Tech residential summer camp, scheduled for June 7-12, is open for students in grades 7 to 11.  The camp, offered through the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL), will provide students with information regarding careers in wind science as well as information about the necessary academic skills to succeed.  Sessions and activities include: building a wind turbine, principles and physics of wind to electricity, wind sailing at Reese Technology Center, atmospherics and meteorological aspects of forecasting wind power and a wind tunnel demonstration. Martha Hise, IDEAL director, said that 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," Hise said. "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 contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420. CONTACT: Martha Hise, director, Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners, (806) 742-2420, or martha.hise@ttu.edu.