Solar Car Challenge

Ages:High School

Type:Performance

Categories:Design, engineering, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 31, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in Science, Engineering, and Alternative Energy. The SCC Education Program developed in 1993 as a high school extra-curricular program, and later evolved into the Solar Car Challenge Foundation. The Solar Car Challenge Education Program teaches high school students how to plan, design, engineer, build, and race roadworthy solar cars.

The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.

Intent-to-Race Form – filed from September 1st through January 31st

Final Report – filed by March 1st of the year in which the team intends to participate

Design and build their own solar car. In alternating years, the event will consist of either a multi-day closed-track event or a cross-country event. Teams of high school students then race the car around the Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross-country race event to determine the winner of the race. It is the intent of the event that the solar cars be designed and constructed by high school students on the solar car team. The major components of the vehicle (frame, body, solar array, battery compartment, motor mount, drive system, electrical system, suspension, running gear, and lighting system) must be designed and constructed completely by the students.

Vehicle Design and Construction, ultimately after the vehicles have passed a series of inspections, they are allowed to race on either the closed track Texas Motor Speedway race, or in the cross-country road race.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/

Managing Organization: SCC Education Program

Contact:
Dr. Lehman Marks
LehmanM743@aol.com
214.587.8489

Entry Fee: $1,500 fee (for closed-track events) or $2,000 fee (for cross-country events)

Eligibility:
This competition is for High school students, teams must be registered through their school or educational organization.

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 31, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

Overview

The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in Science, Engineering, and Alternative Energy. The SCC Education Program developed in 1993 as a high school extra-curricular program, and later evolved into the Solar Car Challenge Foundation. The Solar Car Challenge Education Program teaches high school students how to plan, design, engineer, build, and race roadworthy solar cars.

The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.

Intent-to-Race Form – filed from September 1st through January 31st

Final Report – filed by March 1st of the year in which the team intends to participate

Process

Design and build their own solar car. In alternating years, the event will consist of either a multi-day closed-track event or a cross-country event. Teams of high school students then race the car around the Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross-country race event to determine the winner of the race. It is the intent of the event that the solar cars be designed and constructed by high school students on the solar car team. The major components of the vehicle (frame, body, solar array, battery compartment, motor mount, drive system, electrical system, suspension, running gear, and lighting system) must be designed and constructed completely by the students.

Criteria

Vehicle Design and Construction, ultimately after the vehicles have passed a series of inspections, they are allowed to race on either the closed track Texas Motor Speedway race, or in the cross-country road race.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/

Managing Organization: SCC Education Program

Contact:
Dr. Lehman Marks
LehmanM743@aol.com
214.587.8489

Entry Fee: $1,500 fee (for closed-track events) or $2,000 fee (for cross-country events)

Eligibility:
This competition is for High school students, teams must be registered through their school or educational organization.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 1, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 31, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago