Posted on March 18, 2015 by mainstd
On May 19, more than 50 students and teachers from local middle schools visited Picatinny Arsenal to participate in a Junior Solar Sprint competition, where students race solar electric “hobby-kit” cars to determine who has the fastest car. At left is Col. James Ross, military deputy director for the Enterprise and System Integration Center.
The Junior Solar Sprint competition challenges students to use scientific knowledge, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race high-performance solar electric vehicles. The program allows students to develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on engineering skills through the real-world applications.
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