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Greenpower 2017

Each year GEAR UP students across Utah spend countless hours designing and building electric cars. The process takes place over the course of the students' entire school year, culminating in this event. USU STARS! GEAR UP holds an event which serves as the apex to the car building process, where students from various schools bring the car they've built and test its mettle in a race. The goal is to see how long your team's car can run on a single battery charge before dying. This program has allowed students to gain real world experience in a handful of STEM related topics. Preparing our students for successful futures is our number one priority, and hands on experience is invaluable in helping them reach their goals. Well, it doesn't get much more hands on than this for our students - and the event turned out to be a great success!

The Event

We've gathered some of the photos from the event so you can see what this experience was like for our students. There were approximately 150 GEAR UP students who participated in this year's event. The following schools sent teams to take part in the event:

  • American Perparatory Academy
  • Clearfield High School
  • Dual Immersion Academy
  • Eagle View Elementary
  • Edith Bowen Laboratory School
  • Ephraim Middle School
  • Granite Park Junior High
  • Gunnison Valley High School
  • Gunnison Valley Middle School
  • Logan High School
  • Manti High School
  • Mount Logan Middle School
  • North Davis Junior High
  • North Sanpete High School
  • North Sanpete Middle School
  • Uintah High School
  • Wendover High School
  • West Wendover High School

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Special Thanks

This event goes a long way in helping our GEAR UP students take steps towards bighter futures in meaningful careers, and it wouldn't be possible without help and support from so many people and organizations. We've included logos here from the organizations that help make this event possible - thank you for your support! We also would like to extend a big thank you to all the educators, parents, and others who make an impact in our students lives on a more personal level. An event like this requires a great deal of effort from countless people like you. Keep up the hard work!