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Title: A Day at the Races: NREL Hosts Colorado Middle School Students With STEM Skills

Abstract

Technology and imagination came together at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on May 20 when 53 teams from 18 Colorado middle schools turned a parking lot into a raceway. The students used the technological know-how picked up in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes to design and build model electric cars. Powered either by a solar panel or a lithium-ion battery, each car competed in time trials and double elimination races. The final races, between eight cars competing in each category, were over in less than 10 seconds.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1372653
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; NREL; JUNIOR SOLAR SPRINT; LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CAR COMPETITIONS; SOLAR PANELS; MODEL ELECTRIC CARS; SOLAR POWERED RACES

Citation Formats

Lung, Linda. A Day at the Races: NREL Hosts Colorado Middle School Students With STEM Skills. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lung, Linda. A Day at the Races: NREL Hosts Colorado Middle School Students With STEM Skills. United States.
Lung, Linda. Fri . "A Day at the Races: NREL Hosts Colorado Middle School Students With STEM Skills". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372653.
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abstractNote = {Technology and imagination came together at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on May 20 when 53 teams from 18 Colorado middle schools turned a parking lot into a raceway. The students used the technological know-how picked up in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes to design and build model electric cars. Powered either by a solar panel or a lithium-ion battery, each car competed in time trials and double elimination races. The final races, between eight cars competing in each category, were over in less than 10 seconds.},
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year = {Fri May 26 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 26 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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