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News Release NR-1207

Students Recognized for Creativity and Skill in Energy Education Event

May 12, 2007

Sixty-seven teams from 25 Colorado schools participated in today’s Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 

Teams used either a solar cell and motor or a fuel cell and motor to design and build solar or hydrogen powered vehicles.

Trophies for the fastest solar-powered model cars were given to Colorado students from Sabin Middle School (Colorado Springs), “#22,” first place; Bell Middle School (Golden), “#55,” second place; and Merrill Middle School (Denver), “#10” and Drake Middle School (Arvada) “Firebolt” tied for third place. Three solar design trophies based on technology, craftsmanship and innovation were given to teams from Southern Hills Middle School (Boulder), “Grease Lightening,” first place; Sabin Middle School (Colorado Springs), “The Beatle from Below,” second place; and Merrill Middle School (Denver), “#9,” third place.

Three trophies for the fastest hydrogen fuel cell cars were given to teams from Bell Middle School (Golden), “Goliath,” first place; Ken Caryl Middle School (Littleton), “#35” second place; and Merrill Middle School (Denver), “#7,” third place.  Three hydrogen fuel cell design trophies based on technology, craftsmanship and innovation were given to teams from Lyons Middle School (Lyons), “#15,” first place; Woodlands Academy (Castle Rock), “Allie2,” second place; and Hamilton Middle School (Denver), “#58,” third place.

Students from Logan School for Creative Learning (Denver), “Hydrorocket,” were awarded the Spirit Award for exhibiting good sportsmanship, including fairness and respectful behavior.

NREL's Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Xcel Energy Foundation, General Motors, Jefferson County Public Schools, Midwest Research Institute/Battelle and NREL.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle.

 

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