2nd Annual International Youth Fuel Cell Competition planned for Oct

Submitted by Kay Larson

2007-04-26 13:59:06

Held in conjunction with the Fuel Cell Seminar, the 2007 International Youth Fuel Cell Competition will be held in San Antonio, Texas October 12 -18.

Team and Event Sponsorships are still available.

High School students from around the world will compete in three events, the Global Academic Bowl, the Hydrogen Timepiece, and the Model Car Competition.

The week long competition highlights the global efforts in developing hydrogen fuel cell education to prepare future leaders in the scientific community. This year, participants will also attend a lecture series in which college students from around the world will present their research to help motivate the high school students to pursue higher education studies in fuel cell technology.

Teams from the United States, Russia, India, and Japan have already made commitments to attend. The teams from the United States will be chosen from qualifying events coordinated by organizations such as Ecotality, Florida Solar Energy Society, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Maine Energy Education Program. Teams from other countries are selected based on local criteria.

There are a limited number of spaces open for teams from other countries. The cost of sponsoring a team is $1200 which includes competition fuel cells and materials, hotel accommodations, food and entertainment. It does not include airfare. Teams will receive the competition fuel cells, provided by event sponsor H-tec, in mid-August.

Event sponsorships are still available for companies interested in promoting worldwide fuel cell education. Contact Kay Larson, event director, for sponsorship information and to receive a DVD of last year’s event: 303 237 3834 (or see email above)

Visit the event website at for more information.

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