“Racing for a Reason” – Encouraging Young Women in STEAM Fields

Isabel Singletary
Carrollton's Solar Car Team, CarrollSUN competed on Florida’s west coast for the third consecutive year. The SunChase Solar Car Challenge at Florida East Coast University was livestreamed from the car itself. Carrollton delivered a First-Place sweep in all categories of the competition: first place for overall champion, presentation, sprint time and fastest total sprint time. The annual event is a competition, where school teams from across the state build go-karts with solar panels and batteries and race them by harnessing sunlight. A team of 17 students, grades 6-12, worked on the car for over 2,000 hours in a few short months. The team’s next goal is to compete at the collegiate level next year in Texas. 

Read more about the team in the Miami Herald.
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