CEC is pleased to welcome Houston Electric Auto Association as a returning member organization of the CEC.
In 1967 an inventor and research engineer, Walter Laski, formed the Electric Auto Association to quickly augment the usage of electric vehicles. The idea was to create local grass-root chapters such as the Houston Electric Auto Association that would educate the public on electric vehicles.
Their local chapter, Houston Electric Auto Association, incorporated in 1987 organizes a regular meeting the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, to allow the public to obtain expert insight on new electrical vehicle developments and innovations. These meetings feature speakers, demonstrations, and, occasionally, practical opportunities to work on electric vehicles. Recent presentations have included:
CEC Houston is pleased to welcome American YouthWorks as one of CEC’s newest member organizations.
Established in 1975, their purpose is to provide opportunities for youth to grow and serve. Founder Richard Halpin began AYW as a GED and literacy program for incarcerated youth of Austin. The organization now serves the entire community of Austin, helping young people realize their full potential with primary programs of YouthBuild Austin (1997) and Texas Conservation Corps (1993).
CEC Houston is pleased to welcome the Rice Environmental Analysis Program as one of CEC’s newest member organizations.
The Rice Environmental Analysis Program is a cross-disciplinary effort to incorporate courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology, and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. The program is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. Graduates are prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies.