Earth, wind and water: UMR summer camp focuses on renewable energy

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On May 1, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla will host its first UMR Wind and Water Camp this summer for juniors and seniors in high school. The camp will be held on campus June 18-23.         

According to Dr. Curt Elmore, assistant professor of geological engineering at UMR, campers will work in teams to characterize wind and solar energy resources, study financial considerations of renewable energy and construct water pumping systems powered by renewable energy.         

A field trip to a hydroelectric project is also being planned.         

Elmore says the camp is intended for those who like working outdoors, those who like math and those who like working on projects that help people.         

“We care about the earth, its resources and its inhabitants,” says Elmore, who recently led a spring break trip to Guatemala, where UMR students worked to help improve water quality.         

The cost of the camp is $550, but several scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, high school juniors and seniors should submit an application, fees, and a one-page, typed essay on “Society’s need to protect the world’s air and water supplies.” Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed $250.         

For more information about registration, contact Elmore at (573) 341-6784 or More information about the camp may also be obtained by calling (573) 341-4442.

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