- How do I get involved? The Energy Olympiad hosts two competitions in the Spring: the Youth Energy Summit and the Longhorn Energy Summit. To get signed up, please fill out the interest form located on the respective tab.
- Why does The Energy Olympiad exist? The Energy Olympiad exists to give Longhorns and Texas high school students the opportunity to tackle cutting edge problems in the field of energy, develop innovative solutions, and find the resources to develop their ideas. This is the first competition that extends this opportunity to high school students and Longhorns on the 40 Acres.
- How does the UN play into this competition? In 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
About Energy Olympiad
The University of Texas at Austin
As a premier energy university, The University of Texas at Austin is the perfect place to foster the next generation of innovations in the energy space. The university is already heavily invested in leveraging Austin's breadth and depth of expertise to develop solutions for today's energy problems. The Energy Olympiad has partnered with UT's Energy Institute to extend these efforts to high school students and Longhorns from around Texas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations has named 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 8 of which are related to energy initiatives. The SDGs address the diverse challenges we face as a global community trying to save the resources in our natural environment. For energy specifically, the UN aims to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy by 2030. This includes increasing the usage of renewable energy sources, improving on energy efficiency, and investing in the research and infrastructure necessary to supply clean, sustainable energy for all. The Energy Olympiad is searching for projects that are aligned with these goals.
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