Colorado Middle School Students Head to the Races Saturday

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By (Wayne Hicks)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the competitions give students the opportunity to showcase their engineering and design skills by building and racing model solar and battery vehicles. The solar and battery cars race on a 20-meter course; 62 teams from 17 schools will be competing and trophies will …read more

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