Engineering-wise vol.s needed to help western Mass. solar sprint June 2

Submitted by Cynthia Grippaldi

2012-05-29 15:43:08

Junior Solar Sprint 2012:

Sat. June 2, 2012
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reid Middle School,
950 North St.,
Pittsfield, MA

The 2012 Berkshire JSS, now in its thirteenth year, is part of a national program that offers 5th through 8th grade students the engineering challenge to design, construct and test the performance of a model solar electric vehicle. Participation is open to teachers, home educators and community groups. Students from Berkshire area middle schools, youth groups and homeschoolers gather at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield to showcase the results of their imagination and hard work. Entries are judged on performance, innovation, technical merit and craftsmanship. Many volunteers are needed to make the 2012 JSS a success. For more information, contact Cynthia Grippaldi at CET [see email image], 413-445-4556x25. The support of our sponsors allows us to buy t-shirts and certificates for all participants, and trophies for the winners

Through JSS, students develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, gain hands-on engineering skills, and use principals of science and math to get the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible.

The Junior Solar Sprint inspires teachers, students and their families to learn, teach and raise community awareness about transportation, technology and the environment.
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