Join the 2018 Northern Virginia Junior Solar Sprint!
12 Sep 2018 Category:
Elementary and middle school students interested in having fun, while learning about STEM should consider signing up for the 2018 Northern Virginia Junior Solar Sprint. This event will take place on October 21st from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Longfellow Middle School Basketball Court in Falls Church, VA.
The Junior Solar Sprint is a hands-on experience. Students work in teams and use math, science, engineering, and technology to design and construct their own solar-powered car. Finished cars will be raced at the event and awards will be presented for both design and speed.
Faaiz Memon of TJ STEMbassadors in cooperation with Young Scholars Circle, Electric Vehicle Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), US Army Outreach Program (USAOP), and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are offering this exciting educational event.
Design, Build, and Race a Solar Car!
The Junior Solar Sprint provides a unique opportunity for students to enhance their skills and education, while learning to work creatively as a team. All students in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate.
During the event, special tools and materials are used as students work together to create small vehicles powered by a standardized solar cell and motor. Participants learn about renewable energy and how design affects functionality. This event provides insight into the learning process preferred by TJHSST, one of the world’s leading STEM schools.
Free Solar Car Building Workshop
Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of our free Solar Car Building Workshops prior to the event. These workshops provide a chance for students to learn about the proper design of a solar car. Workshops will be held on September 9th and September 30th, and October 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Young Scholars Circle in Vienna, VA. Sign up for a free workshop here.
About Young Scholars Circle
Young Scholars Circle offers a variety of courses for students interested in increasing their education and improving their test scores. The Northern Virginia Junior Solar Sprint is an annual event. Videos of past events can be found on our website as well as supply lists, and information about registration.
Please contact us for more information about this exciting event!