The Solar Car Challenge was established in 1993 to help motivate students in science and engineering, and to increase alternative energy awareness. The Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars.
The Solar Education Program provides a safe environment for teams to display their solar cars. On alternating years, we share the fun of the world-famous Texas Motor Speedway or drive cross-country to share their projects with millions of people.
The 2013 Solar Car Challenge will take place in July as teams travel from Texas to Southern California. Come share the fun... meet the kids and see their solar cars. For more information, see the Calendar.
Technology & Learning Magazine Names The Dell-Winston Solar Challenge One of America's Top 10 Most Innovative Education Programs
Choosing 10 top projects from the hundreds, thousands, and probably millions out there is, of course, nearly impossible. In the end, Technology & Learning editors settled on a mix: some are high-end and cutting edge, others are more accessible to novice technology users, and still others are old favorites that have evolved over the years. Despite the somewhat eclectic selection you'll find here, common elements include authenticity, collaboration, and the use of critical thinking skills, global implications, in-depth investigations, and a very high student motivation and engagement factor. All in all, we hope you'll find the following projects compelling, worthy of emulation, and exciting examples of ways 21st century technologies are reinventing the concept of "school." (more info)
Solar Car Challenge ListServ
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Solar Car Challenge - January Workshop
2011 Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway:
2011 Solar Car Challenge - What Does It Take?
Solar Car Challenge Promotional Video:
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