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 Protoype 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.
Student teams from around Hunterdon County come together in May, at a local school location, to race their vehicles against one another. Student cars are judged in five different categories: speed, craftsmanship, engineering, best use of recycled materials, and documentation portfolio. Winners in each of these categories are invited to the JSS regional competition at an Inter-County final competition.