Last week we started a series on science competitions that you and your school can enter. Today I want to continue this discussion by exploring the EV Challenge competition. This competition is focused on transportation technology.
This week’s science competition is the EV Challenge, which has recently been renamed “SMARTT Challenge.” SMARTT stands for “Students Making Advancements in Renewable Transportation Technology.” The name change was done to reflect the new focus of the competition, which is now on renewable transportation technology.
The sponsor of this competition is the Carolina Electric Vehicle Coalition, Inc. The competition is open to both middle schools and high schools, however, the vehicles need to be driven by a high school student. Registration for this competition is open right now, however, you will need to get your registration in by the deadline which is one month after the Fall school semester begins. The first competition will be at the State Fair in October and the final judging event will be in May of 2009.
There are several forms and rule books that you will need to read through before working on your project. However, your project will be judged on the following seven criteria:
When working on your entry don’t forget to utilize all the resources for energy science projects that are at your disposal including energy science fair supplies providers.