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July 15-19, 2019

Camp Locations: Baton Rouge Community College and Louisiana State University

Energy Venture Camp is designed for students to learn about careers in energy while having fun. Students will:

  • Perform many hands-on experiments to explore the entire process of energy development; from how oil and natural gas are formed to the ways various types of energy are used.
  • Build a generator, a motor, a car, a windmill, a solar house and a robot!!
  • Learn how to do basic programming and simulations.
  • Perform simple labs to learn about photosynthesis, distillation, catalysts, pressure, temperature, density, fracking, combustion, how an engine works, and super conductors.
  • Talk to experts about emerging technologies.
  • Learn how energy shapes our world and talk to professionals about careers in energy.
  • Have a unique hands-on experience at the LSU Petroleum and Chemical Engineering labs, the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, and the BRCC PTEC lab.
  • Field trips, prizes and more!  View last year's video by clicking here.

Who:  For rising 9th graders through 12th grade.

Date/Times of the Camp:
    •    Monday - Thursday, July 15-18 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (4:00-4:30 PM pickup)
    •    Friday, July 19, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    •    Friday, July 19- Student Presentations, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Parents invited!!!)
*Dropoff/pickup locations will be LSU and Baton Rouge Community College.  Please read schedule carefully to find the proper location for that day.

Registration:  $100 registration fee.  Snacks, drinks and lunch provided daily.  Students accepted for the camp will be notified by the end of May.  Limited seating available. Opening soon!
Note:  If you are selected for this camp, you will be emailed a payment link separately.  Please have your math or science teacher email a letter of recommendation (email to jeannettepthompson@gmail.com)

Video: (2.22 min).

If this is your second or third year attending the camp and you would like to be a camp leader, please email us before registering at jeannettepthompson@gmail.com. Camp leaders will meet for 3 selected days prior to the camp for training.

Participants should complete this brief questionnaire (not the parents), as this will help determine what group they will best fit in:  Which Thinking Hat Are You? After completion, email your results to jeannettepthompson@gmail.com

Link to the Thinking Hat Questionnaire @ http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=which-thinking-hat-are-you

Taught By: Jeannette Thompson and Richard Hansen, teachers at Dunham School and Episcopal School.  For more information contact  Jeannettepthompson@gmail.com.

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