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Alternative Energy Solutions


The oil’s running out. The clock is ticking. We need new sources of energy. Wind Power, Solar Power, Geothermal Power -- enter a world of innovation, imagination, and learning. You’ll use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to alternative energy and environmental issues. Many different engineering disciplines are required to come up with best solutions, including Environmental, Civil, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering. Houston, the Energy Capital of the World, is counting on budding Engineers like yourself to create your own hands-on solutions to pipelines, oil spills, water turbines, wind turbines, and conservation of heat energy, as you learn what these different types of Engineers do. So roll up your sleeves, put your mind to the problem, and maybe you’ll create the world’s answer to dwindling oil reserves.

Age Group

7th Grade to 10th Grade (Ages 12 to 15)

Who will like this Course?

Children who have a passion for the technological wonders present in the world around them. Activities include building and designing various structures and devices.

Recommended Prerequisites

An active imagination and an eye for detail.

June 3 to 7 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 10 to 14 - Monday to Friday

UH-Clear Lake (Full Day - 8:30 am to 3 pm)
Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 17 to 21 - Monday to Friday

St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 24 to 28 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 1 to 5 - Monday to Friday (no class on July 4)

Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 315

On or Before March 31, 2019
$ 285
April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019
$ 295
On or After May 21, 2019
$ 315

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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