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ESL, Texas A&M Engineering help prepare Bryan teachers for Camp Energy

June 5, 2009

Texas A&M Engineering and the College of Architecture recently hosted five teachers from the Bryan Independent School District (BISD) to help them develop a curriculum for Camp Energy, an enrichment program being offered by BISD for middle school students not attending summer school. Participants will apply science and math skills to learn about energy conservation through design contests and field trips to the Nuclear Science Center, Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), College of Architecture, and a local biomass conversion plant. ESL, an organizer of Camp Energy, hopes the program will increase awareness about energy efficiency and sustainability and also the number of middle school students aspiring to get a four-year technical degree, Don Gilman said. Gilman, an assistant research engineer in ESL, conceptualized Camp Energy, which will take place June 22-26. ESL and the Nuclear Science Center are part of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the engineering research agency for the State of Texas and The Texas A&M University System.

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