“It’s about looking at science and technology from an energy perspective and getting students in the greater Houston community excited about what really makes the city of tick,” said David Holt, president of the Consumer Energy Alliance.
The festivities, which began in 2011 as a Consumer Energy Alliance event with 12,000 in attendance, has grown to become an official City of Houston event. The University of Houston is also a key partner.
“Houston is the energy capitol of the world, but it’s more than oil and gas. There’s also biofuels, wind, solar, and energy efficiency,” Holt said. “We needed a way to showcase that for students — our future workforce — and get them excited about future job opportunities and interested in the sciences.”