Great Solar Car Challenge
The Great Solar Car Challenge is the concluding event each spring for the Centre County (Pennsylvania) Middle School Solar Car Challenge Program. This program is a fun, hands-on educational opportunity for middle school youth to design, construct and fine-tune a solar-powered/battery-powered car. The race day event is the culmination of months of effort by the students. The goal of the program is to improve studentís knowledge of science, engineering design and analysis, and renewable energy concepts. In addition, the program supports studentsí self-confidence and ability to apply the textbook math and equations to make a real, hold-it-in-your-hands machine work... and hopefully work well.
We are currently looking for college students to serve as mentors. If you are interested, read this for more information.
If you would like to participate in the Challenge or volunteer as a mentor, email Liz Kisenwether.