houston energy day 2013

 2017 Energy Day Academic Program

Houston Museum of Natural Science and Consumer Energy Alliance are sponsoring the last contest in the Energy Day Academic Program! In addition to being steeped in critical thinking, this contest is great for those students who may be a bit more right-brained than the typical STEM student, so it allows for more inclusion. Another perk is that this contest awards the teachers the same amount as their winning students, so if a student wins first place and receives a $250 GC, so does his/her teacher (or whatever adult “sponsor” is named on the entry form). All the details can be found here, but get the students involved quickly, as the deadline is May 19. Also, please share with your networks throughout your district. We’d love to have a strong presence from the entire district in the contest this year J

2015 Art, Essay, and Photography Contest

The Houston Geological Society/Houston Museum of Natural Science/Consumer Energy Alliance Art, Essay & Media Contests

April 1 – May 4, 2015
Houston, Texas
Consumer Energy Alliance is partnering with Houston Geological Society and Houston Museum of Natural Science Wiess Energy Hall’s Energy & Conservation Club to host the fifth annual Art, Essay, and Media contest.  These energy-based challenges invite children of all ages to compete for prizes ranging from $50-$250. Click here for rules and submission forms.

For more information on entering or questions, contact Paige Barnes.

Winning students will be recognized and receive awards at Energy Day and will be invited to display their projects at Energy Day on October 17, 2015.


2014 Art, Essay and Photography Contest


Art contest: “Energy of the Past, the Present, and the Future”

Grades K-5

Pretend you are a time-traveler and draw a picture of how energy resources have changed through time. Research the history of energy resources and describe through your artwork a picture of the past, the present, and what you think the future will look like.

Essay Contest: “A History of Energy and Society”

Grades 6-9

Throughout history, humans have uncovered new sources of Energy that have helped fuel our planet and society. The Energy sources of yesterday may not be the energy sources of tomorrow. Research the sources of energy throughout time and how humans have shaped history through the discovery of these resources. Discuss the link between energy resources and the way we lived in the past, how we live today, and the way we may live differently in the future because of the type of energy sources we use.

Media/ Photography Contest: “A History of Energy through Images”

All Ages

Energy has fueled the growth of humanity through time. Use images to explore the history of energy resources and their impact on the way we have lived in the past, in the present, and in the future.

Helpful Resources: Explore the history of energy through helpful links on the internet. A great listing of academic resources can be found on the Earth Science Week webpage at

ENTRY DEADLINE- Friday, October 3, 2014 Gifts and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place entries in each category. Winners and teachers will be invited to receive their awards at the Consumer Energy Alliance Energy Day in celebration of Earth Science Week on October 18, 2014

A printable version can be found under the Science Education/ Earth Science Week tab at Curriculum resources for teachers and students can be found at and

Teachers! FREE earth science teaching toolkits from the American Geosciences Institute will be available for pickup on Saturday, October 11th at the Houston Museum of Natural Science- Family Energy Festival . Please email us with “Earth Science Toolkit” in the subject line to reserve a copy.



2013 Art, Essay and Photography Contest

Art 1st place- Sophia Villarreal, 4th grade, St. MIchaels Catholic School, Teacher: Susie West 2nd place- Dina Owers, 5th grade, Harvard Elementary School, Teacher: Barbara Smith 3rd place- Alexis Morgan, 5th grade, Harvard Elementary School, Teacher: Barbara Smith Essay: 1st place- James Morgan, 7th grade, St Rose of Lima Catholic School, Teacher: Naomi Fitzgerald 2nd place- Abby Lobue, 6th grade, New Caney 6th grade Campus, Teacher: Jennifer Reyes 3rd place- Jordan Obenhaus, 6th grade, New Caney 6th grade campus, Teacher: Jennifer Reyes Multimedia: 1st place-Elizabeth Hannsz, 6th grade, New Caney 6th grade campus, Teacher: Jennifer Reyes 2nd place- Deslynn Vasquez, 6 th grade, New Caney 6th grade campus, Teacher: Jennifer Reyes 3rd place- Adrian Royas, 6th grade, New Caney 6th grade campus, Teacher: Jennifer Reyes


Congratulations to the Winners!

2014 Young Air Scientist Awards  

Lucy Randel, Board Member, Air Alliance Houston

Air Alliance Houston believes that success in improving Houston’s air quality includes educating ourselves and our community, especially our young people. As we educate our youth, we also hope to mobilize them to take an active part in shaping a future with cleaner air. For over ten years, first as Mothers for Clean Air, and now as Air Alliance Houston, we have been recognizing students at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston with outstanding projects related to air quality and environmental sustainability. Eighth graders Marco Martinez and Tu Nguyen earned the 2014 grand prize with their self-developed air monitoring experiment. For the first time, the Grand Prize winners will be showcasing their project at Earth Day Houston. Be sure to stop by the AAH tent to take a look!


Congratulations to the 2014 Young Air Scientist Award Winners

Grand Prize
Air Rush Mics
Marco Martinez and Tu Nguyen
Killough Middle School

Senior Division Individual Project

Fuel of the Future
Asma Olajuwon
Iman Academy

Ninth Grade Division Individual Project

Factors Affecting Algal Biodiesel Production
Michael Calizzi
Conroe ISD Academy of Science & Technology

Junior Division Individual Project

Breath Indooors, Breath Outdoors
Madeline Diamont
Bear Branch Junior High

Senior Division Team Project

Solar Thermal Solutions
Christine Castagna, Justin Stobart, & Matthew Frangos
Conroe ISD Academy of Science & Technology

Ninth grade Division Team Project

Producing Fuel from Starch Products
Chika Orioha and Vanessa Jones
Conroe ISD Academy for Science & Health