Long Beach Solar Grand Prix
Students grades 6-12 will race solar-powered model cars they have designed, powered only by the sun.
Sixty-nine teams from 19 different schools and organizations in and around Long Beach will compete in the Fifth annual Solar Grand Prix hosted by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.
The deadline for Long Beach student teams to register for the Fifth Annual Solar Grand Prix, hosted by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Sustainability Task Force, has been extended to Wednesday, December 18.
The annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix competition which challenges students to work as a team, using their creative thinking and scientific knowledge to experiment, design, and build a high-performance model vehicle, kicked off on Saturday, February 9th with an orientation in a packed Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus Auditorium.
Just as the engines have quieted following last weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix, the student community is now revving up again for its own version of the spectacular car race, except this time, they are harnessing the power of the sun to fuel their cars.
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske’s 3rd Annual Solar Grand Prix shines a light on solar power once again this April when sixty teams from Long Beach area schools compete on the “El Dorado Raceway.” The Solar Grand Prix challenges local students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation, and teamwork to design and build high-performance model solar vehicles.
The 2012 Solar Grand Prix will not happen until April 21st, but many teams are already registered and excited to compete. Last year, the event picked up steam and saw 150 teams and over 400 students race their carefully designed and constructed cars in El Dorado Park.
The City of Long Beach’s cable channel, LBTV, was nominated for 11 government programming STAR awards by the States of California and Nevada National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA).
Ladies and gentlemen. Let the sun shine on your solar panels and start your quiet engines for the other “grand prix” in Long Beach.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, 140 teams comprised of over 500 Long Beach Middle and High School students will compete for top-spots in speed and design at “El Dorado Park Raceway” during the 2nd Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix sponsored by Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce.
Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Long Beach solar Grand Prix. 149 teams comprised of over 500 Long Beach Middle and High School students will compete for top-spots in speed and design on Saturday, April 9, 2011.
For more than three months, 300 students have been working in teams to design and build cars powered by solar energy. It’s all part of the Long Beach Solar Grand Prix, a “noiseless race” that will round the tracks in Good Neighbor Park this weekend.