FOR GRADES : 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
An Electrathon is a program in which students design and build electric-powered cars that they race in state and national competitions, with the goal of inspiring STEM education. Students not only learn STEM, but also teamwork, logistics, project planning and management, good communication, and more as they work together to build and race the cars. Races take place on large, paved surfaces such as school parking lots, with speeds averaging 35-40 mph. The car that makes the most laps in one-hour wins. Each team consists of 2 drivers and a pit crew of 2 to 5 students. Students must follow strict safety rules when building and racing cars. Cars will also be shown in the Edison Festival of Lights parade and at other local events and schools. Students write a report at the end thanking sponsors and outlining what they learned relative to the car design and building, team organization, racing and testing, vehicle stats and/or other.
You’ll Get To…
Students develop and apply advanced scientific and mathematical skills and knowledge in the real-world application of electric automobiles.
Students will participate in the building, maintaining, and racing of the IWMF Electrathon vehicles.
Students will master how to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively; public speaking and presentation skills; and the ability to write and edit work-related materials clearly and effectively.
Students will cultivate and develop professional skills such as: teamwork, logistics, project planning and management, resource allocation, good communication, and more!
This program is open to all youth in grades 9 through 12 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. All drivers must be 16 years of age but do not need a drivers license.
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Mentorship is proven to increase retention, persistence, and graduation of student participants. This high-quality, high-impact mentoring program provides a unique E-STEM platform between mentor and student through an interactive and personalized curriculum.
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If you are a youth or parent seeking a program that can provide academic tutoring, college/career planning, 21st-century work skill knowledge, mentoring, or just a place to be challenged and grow? Contact us with any questions? … Contact SMART Program Coordinator, SMART@iwmf2.org