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

11, 12, 13, 14

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.

On or Before April 5, 2021
$ 295
April 6, 2021 to May 24, 2021
$ 305
On or After May 25, 2021
$ 325



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