ORONO- Middle school students put Saturday’s sunny weather to good use for their “solar sprint” competition.
Students from all over the state constructed solar powered model cars and competed to see whose was the fastest.
The program has been around for 25 years, but event organizers say this is the first time the University of Maine has been the host.
Organizers said the goal of the event is to get kids interested in stem related careers and clean energy.
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“It just sparks that at an early age in hopes that they’ll continue that on and maybe see it as a potential career in the future,” said Danielle O’Neill, the Education Director at the 4-H Camp and Learning Center. “In addition to that, they’re working in teams so they’re working on team building.”
Any middle school has the option to get involved in races like this.
Anyone interested can check out their website.