HARC in the Community

HARC Researchers Mentor High School Students

Posting Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

HARC research scientists were invited to join students and teachers at The Woodlands Christian Academy for the “Engineer Your World” science competition on Saturday, April 28th. HARC Vice-President and COO Mustapha Beydoun and Research Scientist Carolyn LaFleur were invited to judge student projects in the "Solve it by Sunset Design-a-Thon”. Dr. Stephanie Glenn, HARC Program Director - Hydrology and Watersheds, provided feedback to teams looking to develop nature inspired solutions to climate change as part of the Biomimicry Design Challenge.

Developed by a team of University of Texas faculty, NASA engineers, and secondary teachers working with funding from the National Science Foundation, Engineer Your World is an innovative, student-centered curriculum that engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind. Collaborative, student-directed projects build resilient problem-solving skills and empower students to think like engineers, to adopt engineering processes, and to pursue engineering disciplines for the betterment of our world.