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Spots still available for Energy Camp Louisiana
Jul 05, 2012 | 435 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eight spots remain for next week’s session of Energy Camp Louisiana, which will be hosted by Northwestern State University July 9-13. The session is free and is for incoming 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from DeSoto, Natchitoches and Red River parishes.

Energy Camp Louisiana allows students to spend a week on a college campus making new friends, learning about energy from some of the area’s best science teachers and professionals and connecting with some of the area’s most successful business leaders. In the camp, students can also go on field trips and discover new job opportunties in the area and engage in fun hands-on, web-based interactive multimedia exercises.

NASA Engineer Jason Dugas will be at Energy Camp Louisiana on July 12. Dugas will discuss and demonstrate the use of energy in human spaceflight to campers which will include hands-on activities.

Dugas began his career with the NASA Johnson Space Center in 2001 as a specialist in spacecraft power system design and analysis. He has led numerous advanced development projects, including an apparatus used for the wireless transmission of electrical power, a prototype battery-powered lunar rover and the electrical power system used on the Morpheus lander. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Engineering Technology and Computer Information Systems at Northwestern State.

Energy Camp Louisiana partners are Encana Natural Gas, Shell, CERT (the Consortium for Education, Research and Technology of North Louisiana), Northwestern State, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College, Southern University at Shreveport, the City of Shreveport, American Electric Power, the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and CenterPoint Energy with participation from NASA.

For more information, call (318) 795-2485.

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