Solar Car Challenge

Ages:High School

Type:Performance

Categories:Design, engineering, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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.

Design and build their own solar car. 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.

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: $1000

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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.

Process

Design and build their own solar car. 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.

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: $1000

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.