STEM Challenge: Engineering Sustainable Living

Come learn about green energy alternatives, with a focus on solar- and wind-generated power. Use your engineering talents to build electricity-generating wind turbines and your math skills to measure and improve energy output. Other projects might include solar-powered cars and ovens, architectural models of a green city, and coming up with innovative approaches to meet our increasing energy demands. 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. 

Note: This course is a revamp of the full-day session called Engineering Sustainable Communities that ran last year. If your student has already taken this course, we suggest you consider another offering.

Instructors

John Parker is a STEM specialist and former middle school science teacher for Seattle Public Schools who enjoys exploring nature and bringing the classroom into the outdoors. He and his family enjoy tide pooling, hiking and foraging.

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.

More Information

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

Dates & Times

Aug 5–Aug 16, 2019

Section A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$625
Refund Deadline
June 12 (100%)
Waitlist

Aug 5–Aug 16, 2019

Section A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$625
Refund Deadline
June 12 (100%)
Waitlist