The Puranik Foundation is sponsoring the next generation of global innovators with the inauguration of a 2022 Global Service Leadership Internship for students at the celebrated Energy Institute High School (EIHS) in Houston’s third ward. These high performing students, many from Houston’s economically disadvantaged communities, will be offered an exciting challenge to co-create sustainable innovations to benefit the City of Houston. Students will form teams to learn design thinking methodology and work together to design innovative alternative energy approaches to sustaining areas in solar, wind, agriculture, building materials, water purification and biofuel. One innovation will be awarded a $15k grant for implementation of a prototype to demonstrate at a location in Houston, Texas.
Hosted in collaboration with the Energy Institute High School, a faculty member of the d.school at Stanford University, Junior Achievement, the Puranik Foundation and executive students at Rice University have the opportunity to serve as mentors of high school students who are designing the future of sustainability in Houston TX.