Sci-Quest & AEOP
(Army Educational Outreach Program)
Jr. Solar Sprint Car Competition
on May 16
held at Sci-Quest
Jr. Solar Sprint Car Competition 2015
5th thru 8th Graders Design, Build & Race Solar Powered Cars
OBJECTIVE of Competition
Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), an AEOP, provides a hands-on opportunity for students in grades 5 through 8 to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts, creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills as they design, construct and race a solar-powered model car.
Jr. Solar Sprint (JSS) is a free educational program for 5th - 8th grade students where students design, build and race solar powered model cars
JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics.
vehicles are powered by a standardized solar cell and motor
teams are judged on the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle
winners go on to the National competition in Dallas, Texas in late June
each model car cannot exceed 1 foot wide by 2 feet long
each team consists of 2 – 4 middle school students and is limited to spend no more that $50.
ASA furnished 4 of the judges:
& David Stephens
each team was evaluated in 4 areas:
3) artisanship and engineering of the model &
4) model’s racing performance