Just because many high school students are barely old enough to drive doesn’t mean that they can’t build a car.

Winston School students are preparing to compete in the High School Solar Car Competition in July 2017. Photo courtesy of Winston School

Winston School students are preparing to compete in the High School Solar Car Competition in July 2017. Photo courtesy of Winston School

Ten Winston School students are constructing a solar car that they’ll race at the Texas Motor Speedway in the High School Solar Car Challenge, an annual competition established to promote alternative energy sources and encourage teens to become involved in science. Through the process, students will learn about science, engineering and alternative energy.

The competition isn’t until July 2017, but Winston students already have begun construction and even created their own website.

Teachers Charlene Olson and Emmanuel Gillespie are heading the team.  Olson has experience with First Robotics, and Gillespie brings his knowledge of welding and metal to the team.

 


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