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Teens invent green cities to earn cash at Energy City of the Future 2050 event May 17

Energy-efficient model cities, savvy PowerPoints highlight event organized by HCDE’s Cooperative for After-School Enrichment

What:  Energy City of the Future 2050 provides competitive action featuring 27 teams of middle and high school students. Teens try to convince judges that their green city is the best. The scale model cities are fueled with at least three types of energy; and plans are also highlighted in savvy PowerPoint presentations.

When:  Friday, May 17, media opportunity during competition rounds held from 10-11:45 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m.

Who: Students from the following districts and schools: Houston ISD—Barbara Jordan High (77026), Westside High (77077), Fonville Middle (77076), Clifton Middle (77092), Holland Middle (77029), Energized for STEM Academy (77081); Pasadena ISD—South Houston High School; Spring ISD—Spring High; Cypress Fairbanks ISD—Campbell Middle School, Hamilton Middle School;  Private Schools–The Village School (77077), St. Anne Catholic School (77098),

Where: University of Houston Central, C.T. Bauer College in Melcher Hall, 4800 Calhoun, corner of University Drive and Calhoun Road, UH Entrance #1

Sponsors:  GDF Suez, Consumer Energy Alliance, Sequent Energy Management, University of Houston, University of Houston Finance Association, Education Foundation of Harris County, Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, Harris County Department of Education

Etc.:  Call Carol Vaughn, 281-660-9205, HCDE Communications and Public Information, .

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