The Solar Car Challenge Education Program teaches high school students how to plan, design, engineer, build, and race roadworthy solar cars. This is accomplished through six national teaching workshops, on-site visits, curriculum materials, and summer camps.
As of 2017, one hundred eighty-one high school in thirty-six states, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas take part in some phase of the Solar Car Challenge Education program. Top teachers from across the country have put their minds together to make the Solar Car Challenge one of the most engaging and motivating high school science programs in existence today.
The end product of each 15-month education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country event designed to give students an opportunity to show the country the product of their efforts.
Submit an Intent to Race form, and register in March.
November - April
Typical budget is between $500-1,000.
One submission per team per year.