Students Get A Charge Out Of Visiting Tesla, Google, Twitter
If you need a bit of inspirational EV goodness, spend some time watching the collection of videos we've got for you from Minddrive. Minddrive, as you might remember, is the education mentorship program that "uses real-world issues of our times to teach urban students critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship and how to improve their future by expanding their vision for themselves."
The sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge has launched, giving young students a shot at winning part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. More than 22,000 middle school and high school students have been included in past programs, where more than $3.5 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools. Last year, for example, Lexington, KY's "One-Towel Wonders" team was a grand prize winner by showing how big an impact using just one towel per person per week could have on the environment.
As Formula One racing expands around the globe, we've come to expect certain potential disruptions. Demonstrators in Bahrain scuttled last year's grand prix there, and nearly did the same again this year. Violent crime in Brazil has caused some issues at that country's F1 race as well. And over in the rally raid column, threats from al-Qaeda forced the Dakar Rally to move from North Africa to South America. But in Canada? Peaceful, non-threatening Canada?
Passing your high school courses and passing your driver's license test are two very different things. Though they're independent of each other now, lawmakers in some states are trying to tie the two together. Certain states are examining legislation that would bar high school drop-outs from getting a driver's license.
The DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is hosting a Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competition today out in Colorado. Even though grown-ups won't get any more Federal money for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, students from 29 Colorado middle schools will get to play with compete with toy cars powered by solar panels and hydrogen. The students will learn, in miniature, ideas of efficiency and alternative power through three heats of races. The DOE hopes that students will ge
Ponaganset High School teacher Ross "Mad Dog" McCurdy must have the coolest science class ever. He has taught students about fuel cells for four years and the class project is turning a replica of the 1923 Model T into a fuel cell vehicle. The car is already converted to run on batteries.
One of the rights of passage for American high school students is getting their driver's license and getting a car. That's where the trouble starts. I'm not even going to get into the wisdom or utter lack thereof of letting kids start driving at 14 years and 9 months. When kids get a car they need to put gas into it and at $3.50 a gallon that gets old fast.
In March General Motors partnered with the College for Creative Studies and began visiting 15 Detroit area public high schools to seek out and encourage the next generation of car designers coming up the ranks. Seasoned car designers from GM's Design Center and students from CSS provided instruction to the students who were charged with designing a vehicle for the 17-25 year-old crowd. The 50 lucky students chosen for the program, which is called "You Make a Difference," were invited to also par
Rieth Village is where green car drivers would like to live. But, since it’s just a collection of three
buildings that will be used as classrooms and experimental green lifestyle at this point, we’ll have to wait. The
village is part of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. Students from the college will live in
the village while taking classes in ornithology or ecology. The South
Bend Tribune had a feature article on the village this week.