Physics of Energy Camps

Physics of Energy Workshops teach children of all ages the science of energy through engineering design! By constructing their own Solar, Wind, and Hydro generators, children learn the fundamental engineering concepts used to construct their large-scale counterparts. At the end of week-long sessions, children create a microgrid strong enough to power their sustainable city (using Legos and specialty pieces only found in our workshops). 

These workshops also promote awareness of worldwide energy inequity. The majority of funds are used to design and build electricity generating devices in Africa. Many of the college student volunteers have traveled to Uganda (

For more information regarding this program, please visit the Empower Design website or email Dr. Abigail Mechtenberg at