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Solar Car Challenge at UC Merced

Solar Car Challenge

CalTeach and the student chapter of Solar Energy Association at UC Merced is excited to host UC Merced’s first annual Solar Car Challenge. The one-day event brings students, faculty, and families together for a day of car racing and solar fun!

What is the Solar Car Challenge?

The Solar Car Challenge is a solar car race that takes place at UC Merced. This event introduces solar energy and engineering design applications to participating students. Students will have the opportunity to engage in creativity and work in teams to build their solar car prior to the day of the race. On the day of the race, students who are part of a registered team, come to UC Merced and race against students from other teams. This year's race will take place on March 16th at UC Merced. 

Where will the Solar Car Challenge 2020 Race take place?

The Solar Car Challenge 2019 took place at the UC Merced campus on March 16th, 2019. Solar Car Challenge 2020 date is tentative. Please check back for updates!

Solar Car Challenge 2019 Winners 

The Fastest Car Award

First place goes to... "Stan Lee" from Luther Burbank Elementary School

Second place goes to... "Dragons" from Rivera Middle School

Third place goes to... " Super Star" from Stowell Elementary School

Sustainable Award goes to...

"Racer 64" from Ada Givens Elementary School and "Dragons" from Rivera Middle School

Artistic Awards goes to...

"Vivian" from Hoover Middle School and "Betty" from Stone Ridge Middle School

Sportsmanship Award goes to... 

"Rock Star" from Stowell Elementary School



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               Students                                                   Solar Car Basics       



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