2013 Junior Solar Sprint
If you are interested in involving your students in Jr. Solar Sprint this spring, please contact Peter Zack. Qualifying races will be organized for interested schools from mid May right up to the State Finals (at Owls Head Transportation Museum) on Saturday, June 7th.
Thanks to a grant from the Governorís Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS), Maineís Junior Solar Sprint will celebrate its 20th birthday this spring. This popular model solar car competition, coordinated in state by MEEP, has middle school students designing, building and racing vehicles that are powered electrically by our sunís light---photovoltaics.
Participants are provided a motor and a three volt solar module, often scrounging materials for the chassis, wheels and transmission. (Teachers generally supplement with purchased supplies as well.) MEEP will help subsidize costs for the motors, modules and other materials, so please donít opt out because of expense.
For more information please contact Peter Zack by phone (207.625.7833) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kids, start your (silent) motors!