CPP’s Solar Sprint returns this October

Submitted by darnell_thomas on

We are pleased to announce the return of the Solar Sprint as part of Cleveland Public Power’s annual Public Power Week celebration on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 12 p.m.

The Solar Sprint is an opportunity to engage local students in fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. We are happy to bring this fun, educational activity back to Cleveland students and look forward to a good representation of Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students.

The goal of the Sprint is for students to learn, while building miniature solar-powered cars. The race promotes partnership and team building as each team will consist of a minimum of two (2) students, and a maximum of four (4). Each instructor will receive a Solar Sprint Kit, provided by CPP, containing the key components – solar panel, motor, wheels and other necessities. The final design of the car represents the ingenuity and imagination of the students.

Each team is assessed a $25, refundable entrance fee. The fee covers the cost of the kit, and represents a commitment of participation. CPP returns the fee on Race Day.

There are two divisions for the competition – Junior and Senior. Juniors are students in grades 3-5 and seniors represent those in grades 6-8. So to join the fun:

  1. Recruit team members (teams must have a minimum of two (2) or a maximum of four (4) participants)
  2. Attend one of the Solar Sprint Engineering Workshops held on Saturday, September 2, 2023 or Saturday, September 9, 2023. Each day we will host a morning session from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  3. Build your racecar
  4. Compete in the annual Solar Sprint race!
Team Members
Please provide the name and grade of each student participating on your team. Teams must consist of a minimum of two (2) students, and the maximum number of students per team is four (4).
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