Middle School Academies

Green Energy - A STEM Approach to our Energy Future

Middle School STEM Academy

Instructors: John Parker and Sam Kell

Join us for this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused session. Learn about green energy alternatives, with a focus on wind-generated power. Use your engineering talents to build your own electricity-generating wind turbine. Use math to measure the energy output of your designs and make them more efficient. Employ computer simulations and drafting software to create computerized design models. Discover the science behind earth's wind patterns and energy resource issues. Present your projects to family and friends at the end of class. This will be a fun, hands-on process with a team emphasis! Students will also take part in campus fieldtrips to connect with real-world scientists.

Meets: June 23-July 3 (No academy on July 4)
Location: UW Seattle campus
Length: Two weeks
Cost: $525

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