Middle & High School Students To Design & Build Electric Race Cars
Early next year, the GEAR Up program will include students from Mount Logan Middle School and Logan High School. These students will build EVs, which will be raced on an electric car track as soon as it is built at Utah State University.
GEAR Up coordinator, Kris Monson stated:
“The university is one of our partners, and they keep trying to come up with things that will help accelerate kids and help them get ready for college faster. This one is a really great fast track for engineering kids or even art students who want to do design on the outside.”
“What they’re hoping is that they start in middle school and they start thinking ahead and they get to high school and by the time they get to college, they have new ideas. They are way ahead of the game. They are thinking ahead and they’re thinking of things that no one has ever thought of.”
The students will create their own EVs with supplied kits from GEAR Up. We think that pre-existing vehicles (unknown make or model) will be converted to electric. We hope to find out more on that, just as soon as the info gets released.
Kris Monson adds:
“The plan is to see if our computers can handle the technology of the CAD 3D. We’re going to check on the computers and see if they can handle the technology. If that doesn’t work, we’re going to hurry and either order some extra computers from Utah State that might be updated enough to handle it.”
“After we get done with that, the teachers will go back and actually start recruiting students.”
“There’s that $3 million track at USU just waiting for someone to come up with an idea on how to get us from one end of the valley to the other eventually without any emissions.”
“They’re putting their faith in these kids, in our schools, to come up with a solution eventually. And they’re starting them out young so that they’ll brainstorm and come up with a solution.”
Source: Herald Journal News