NREL Model Car Competition

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May 16, 2020 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT

Learn more at the NREL website here.

Building solar- and battery-powered cars requires skills in both math and science. The goals of the competition include:

Generating enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Improving students' understanding of scientific concepts and renewable energy technologies
Encouraging young people to consider technical careers at an early age.

Teams work together to build cars with guidance from a parent, teacher, or coach to compete in race and design categories. A "Spirit Award" is also presented to one team to recognize good sportsmanship.

2020 Model Car Competition

This is an all-day event, and participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Watch this two-minute video to learn more about the competition from past participants.
 
Date:  Saturday, May 16, 2020
Location: To be announced by February 2020
Registration: Opens February 2020