Watertown Middle School
Junior Solar Sprint Club
After School Club

Based on a national program, this after school club promotes engineering, science, and life skills for middle school students (who think they're just having fun building things!). The students are provided a standardized motor and solar panel/battery and are then free to design the fastest car they can assemble using a variety of parts that are available. Basic technologies such as wheels and gears, motors and electricity, and materials and tools are introduced in a "learn by doing" environment. The experience culminates with the area races, which are held at MIT.

Enter the
2001 photo album
Enter the
2002 photo album

Be sure to visit these related web sites:

National Junior Solar Sprint
North East Junior Solar Sprint

BEST - Bridging Engineers, Science, & Teaching
DOE Office of Transportation Technologies

Carolina EV Challenge for High School Students
UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team

North East Sustainable Energy Association
Boston Area Solar Energy Association

National Electric Drag Race Association
Electric Vehicle Resources

Last Revised May 29, 2002 by Jim Coate