L.A. Williams, ETEC Project Manager for the R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project at Livingston, TX, recently participated in a student engineering program at Energy Institute High School in Houston, where they were studying hydroelectric power.
This innovative school introduces students to professionals from industry to serve as mentors as the students develop their class projects.
According to their teacher, Jessica Merino, “Instead of working from a textbook, our students are focused on solving real-world problems and issues. Our students are currently working on a project about alternative fuel sources, and are designing alternative fuel plants, some with a focus on hydroelectric power.”
“It was such a pleasure to work with these bright and engaging young students who are learning so much about how electricity is produced. It is exciting to watch as young engineers develop an interest in our energy sector,” said LA Williams, ETEC engineer and project manager.