Georgia High School Students Compete in Electrathon Racing

High School Students in Georgia with Electrathon Racer

High School Students Race Electrathon electric race car they built themselves.

Solid driving by junior T.J. Blanchette and senior Lisa Reed along with good engineering by the Mill Creek High School Electrathon team resulted in a first place finish for the Hawks during the April 19 Electrathon America race at Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Ga.

The race consisted of two, hour-long heats in which drivers attempted to cover the greatest distance possible within the allotted time. High schools represented at the race included Mill Creek, Grayson, Lambert, Rabun County, Brooks County, South Forysth, North Forsyth and Forsyth Central. Read More

FL High School Students Build Electrathon Racers [VIDEO]

High School Students working on an Electrathon Race Car

Students from Crestview High School in Florida

(Crestview News Bulletin) CRESTVIEW —  For the first time in Crestview High School history, students will participate in an electric car race.

VIDEO: Watch a test run of a CHS electic car>>

Two teams will enter battery-powered cars in the sixth annual Emerald Coast Electrathon 120 Classic, scheduled for April 26 at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola.

More than 20 local and national teams including high schools, colleges and individual enthusiasts, are expected to compete, race promoter Vaughn Nichols said. Read more of this post

Iowa School for Deaf Builds Electric Car

Students working on electric car

Students from Iowa School for the Deaf build electric car

(Daily Nonpariel) Metal shop students at the Iowa School for the Deaf built a translucent electric car as part of a classroom project designed to fuse teamwork with engineering principles.

The vehicle was built by students after working on a prototype earlier in the year. The Power Drive program offers organized rallies to show off and test vehicles, culminating in a contest scoring the vehicles on braking, maneuverability and endurance.

DJ Meyer said the driver must weigh less than 120 pounds and be able to exit the car in 20 seconds – their main driver can do it in 12 – in case of an emergency. The car’s insignia, N-78, refers to it being in the novice class, open to teams of students who have not participated in the contest previously. Read More

[VIDEO] Electric battery car race highlights student achievement

Student electric car teams race battery powered model cars

Young engineers and inventors race battery powered electric cars to learn more math and science.

Amarillo, TX – Young inventors and engineers had a chance to show off their skills Saturday morning at the B&W Pantex Electric Battery Car Race.

Over a month ago, a number of teams were given a kit to assemble a model car that is only powered by electric batteries. Read more of this post

PODCAST 125: Watt’s Happening at Venture Academy and American River College

American River College looking at ChassisLab electric car kit from Electric Auto Shop

ChassisLab Switch EV at American River College

Electric Auto Shop founder Mike Mack joins the latest episode of the Podcast. It’s hard keeping up with Mike traveling up and down the State of California, meeting with prospective schools, attending education conferences and delivering ChassisLab and Racer8 kits. So we’re glad he could jump online and share the latest with us. PODCASTListen Here Read more of this post

PODCAST124: Powered by Twitter and Grit, MINDDRIVE CEO Reveals California EV Tour

Minddrive-carmen-ghia-student-evElectric Auto Shop is excited to have Steve Rees on the Podcast. Steve is the leader and Mentor-in-Chief from the world famous high school team MINDDRIVE of Kansas City, Missouri.

MINDDRIVE took the world by storm last year when the student team devised a way to power their electric Volkswagen Karmann Ghia from Kansas City to Washington DC on tweets. Steve talks about how the social media stunt grabbed worldwide headlines and gathered 49 Million Tweets. The team appeared on CNN and even Sir Richard Branson blogged about the student team. PODCASTListen Here Read more of this post

PG&E Grant for High School Electric Auto Shop

High School students from Stockton enjoyed a week of special electric car assembly training in Sebastopol this March as part of a grant program from PG&E to help young people find careers in green energy.

The overall idea of the pilot program is to provide a practical, hands-on project for high school students to stimulate their interest in math and science-based careers. The $20,000 grant from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) was used in the development of an advanced curriculum for green energy technologies along with an internship for previously graduated students. It includes an electric vehicle kit along with all the coursework and videos for a 16-week course in the classroom and auto shop. Read more of this post