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Junior Solar Sprint Competion

Junior Solar Sprint Competion
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School / organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Country: Other Country
1617 Cole Blvd.
80401-3305 Golden
Colorado
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Contact Person: Linda Lung
Contact phone: 303-275-3044
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Keywords: junior solar sprint car competition
Age of pupils: 15-19
Learning aims: Building of solar and hydrogen fuel cell cars for the JSS/HFC car competitions require skills in both math and science. The primary goals of the JSS/HFC program, is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of young people.
Short description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosts the U.S. Department of Energy's Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell (JSS/HFC) Car Competitions. Middle School teams from all over the Colorado Region participate in this fun, educational and exciting event. Teams work together building solar and/or hydrogen fuel cell cars with guidance from a parent or teacher coach to compete in race and design categories. A "Spirit Award" is also presented to the team recognized for good sportsmanship.

Junior Solar Sprint or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Event can be hosted by individuals, organizations, or schools. Hosts coordinate regional competitions by contacting middle/junior high schools; assigning technical mentors to the students and teachers; and planning, organizing, and conducting races.

Reflection: The competition helps improve students' understanding of scientific concepts and renewable energy technologies; and encourages young people to consider technical careers at an early age.
Date added: 2009-10-12 15:57:09    Hits: 141
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