Local Businesses Support Hunterdon County Junior Solar Sprints Program

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Students learn best by “doing”. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses, goHunterdon is able to facilitate the Hunterdon County Junior Solar Sprints (JSS) program goHunterdon is grateful for the support of the following sponsors who have already signed on to show their support.

2019 Sponsors

JSS is a competition-based S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curriculum program that engages students in grades 6-8 to design, build and race solar-powered model cars with materials provided free of charge. Student teams are given a basic kit of materials needed to build their race cars (wheels, axles, gears, motors, and solar panels). Beyond these materials, students may use anything they like to design and build their vehicle.

Over the course of several months, students participate in interactive lessons on Solar Power and Green Energy Sources, Aerodynamics, Gears and Gear Ratios, Basics of Design, Building and Testing a Prototype Vehicle, and Speed. Lessons are provided by trained staff. Junior Solar Sprints programming may be incorporated into classroom curriculum or used as part of an after school club.

After months of building, testing and experimentation, students compete for the fastest, most-innovative and best-engineered vehicles on JSS Race Day scheduled for May 2019.

More than 500 students at 17 Hunterdon schools are participating in the Junior Solar Sprints program this year.

For more information or to become a sponsor: https://www.gohunterdon.org/sustainable-hunterdon/junior-solar-sprints