Evan Pittman was among 20 students chosen nationally (and one of two selected from Arizona) to attend the prestigious University of Southern California Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp at the Viterbi School of Engineering July 5-10, 2015.

The Phoenix Country Day School rising junior spent the week learning about renewable energy solutions from USC’s top engineering professors alongside 17 rising seniors and two other rising juniors from schools around the country.  The Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp features interactive learning focusing on energy resources, including fossil fuels, solar, biofuels, nuclear energy, and information technologies for energy operations

“This was a great experience, and I really enjoyed the learning environment at USC,” Evan said.  “It is always a challenge to balance my time in the summer when training for diving and the Junior Olympic Games, but it was a real honor to be included with such a select group of students from across the country.”

During the camp, the 20 students were divided into four teams and worked with their teammates to solve a complex energy problem.