Texas Tech Offers Wind-oriented Summer Camp for Youth
February 17, 2009
By: Leslie Cranford
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
"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
(806) 742-2420, or firstname.lastname@example.org.