Engineering Sustainable Communities

Come learn about green energy alternatives, with a focus on wind-generated power. Use your engineering talents to build electricity-generating wind turbines and your math skills to measure energy output and make designs more efficient. Other projects might include wind-powered vehicles, solar ovens, architectural models of a green city, and coming up with innovative approaches to meet our energy needs. Employ computer simulations and drafting software to create computerized design models. You’ll also have the chance to connect with real-world scientists through campus field trips and to present your projects to family and friends on the last day.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 


Steve Howard is a middle school science and engineering teacher in the Edmonds School District. He is passionate about out-of-school learning and bringing hands-on, STEM-focused experiences to youth.

John Parker is a Project Lead the Way/CTE middle school teacher for Seattle Public Schools. He enjoys teaching 3-D modeling, robotics, computer programming and digital painting.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.

Dates & Times

Jun 25–Jul 6, 2018

No class on Jul 4
UW Seattle
8 a.m.–5 p.m.