Students and teachers participating in the week-long PEC will stay in dormitories on the Purdue University campus; all meals will be provided by our sponsors, and during the noon and evening meals, guest speakers will address energy-related topics of current interest. Students and teachers will dine with professors, as well as industry and government representatives, who will actively engage with them in open discussions, related to issues of energy development and associated current events. Activities will be planned for each day; students and teachers will be assigned to one of four teams and will participate in daily activities along with their assigned team. During the week-long program, each team will be given an energy project to complete in competition with the other teams. Teams will use STEM principles to execute their energy projects. During the final day of the program, each team will present their energy project results to a panel of judges comprised of professors and industrial sponsors who will evaluate the work performed and choose the winning teams.