Engineering major Daniel Houser, son of missionary parents, could not have attended SPU without strong financial assistance. Much of that generous aid came from the Summit Seekers Scholarship for children of current or past missionary parents — a $20,000 award over four years. Daniel has since become good friends with Summit donors Ray and Gay Brook, who established the fund to honor the memory of their son, Ron.
As a senior, Daniel, who graduated in 2018, designed Solairo, a solar-powered heating and cooling unit that promises to revolutionize living conditions for tens of thousands of refugees living in tent camps. The unit delivers a more comfortable indoor climate relatively cheaply, especially useful in regions where daytime temperatures can reach 110 degrees F.