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New Mexico Electric Car Challenge - Sandia National Laboratories

Sponsoring Organization: 
Sandia National Laboratories

The New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge (formerly the NM Hydrogen Fuels Challenge) consists of a battery-powered model car race, design competition, as well as the option to compete in an oral presentation.

Building a battery-powered car requires skills in both math and science. The primary goal of the competitions is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of middle school students.

Teams are provided everything needed to power a battery model car, including design materials to construct the car - chassis, wheels, gears, etc.

Submission Type : 
Conference or Event
Mentor/Project Consulting
Eligibility Requirements: 
Entrants will be limited to the FIRST 50 teams that register by the deadline of November 3, 2014. Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students. Each school can register up to TWO teams). Free teacher workshop available - registration for the workshop is through the Teacher/Coach Workshop link above. Coaches will receive a stipend (payable at the Challenge) to assist with expenses. Coaching Stipends: $50 within a 60 mile radius of Albuquerque, $100 over 60 mile radius.
Ongoing Event: 
Event Season: 
Fall (September - November)
Event Date: 
10/22/14 to 11/22/14
Cost to Attend: 
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Cheryl Garcia
cagarci [at] sandia.gov
University or College Affiliation: 
Is your program statewide?: 
State Area Options: 
Northwest Region
North Central Region
Northeast Region
Central Region
Southwest Region
Southeast Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
General - STEM Education and Policy: 
STEM Education PK-12
Subject Area: 
General - STEM Education and Policy