HOUSTON, TX – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) has awarded 105 winning students through the 2012 Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP) since it began in February. Two more competitions from this year’s program concluded over the weekend where eight students received awards at the Energy City of the Future 2050 Competition and nineteen students were awarded at the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Young Inventor’s Showcase.

On Friday, May 18, CEA awarded the winners of the Cooperative for After School Enrichment’s (CASE) Energy City of the Future 2050 Competition. The eight winners, representing local Middle and High schools, created and presented scale models of Houston for the year 2050 demonstrating energy development, usage and delivery. Volunteers from the local energy industry judged student entries.

On Saturday, May 19, the Children’s Museum of Houston hosted the city-wide 24th Annual Young Inventors’ Showcase. This competition encourages the budding inventor in every child by providing a platform for children to share and celebrate their invention ideas. Nineteen students received an Energy Day Academic Award, and the grand prize winner is receiving the services of a patent attorney to research and request a patent for the invention.

Winning students from each competition will be awarded a monetary prize at Houston’s second annual Energy Day Festival at City Hall in downtown Houston, TX on October 20, 2012. Earlier this year, CEA partnered with several Houston-area educational institutions, including CASE and the Children’s Museum of Houston, to help encourage broad participation in science and energy-related academic competitions through the Energy Day Academic Program. These competitions mark the fifth and sixth events in this year’s program which culminates at Energy Day in October.

“CEA is happy to provide awards to these students for their dedication and achievement in these competitions,” said David Holt, CEA’s President. “On October 20, 2012 downtown Houston will be buzzing with people eager to see the future scientists and innovators who will be awarded at the second annual Energy Day Festival hosted by Consumer Energy Alliance, the City of Houston and dozens of our leading energy innovators. CEA’s continued partnership with area academic institutions through EDAP is a key component of Energy Day’s commitment to educating Houston area students on the impact energy has on their daily lives.”

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