USU STARS! GEAR UP & GreenpowerUSA
USU STARS! GEAR UP is all about preparing high school and middle school students for college. Partnering with GreenpowerUSA has helped us achieve this goal. Students who participate in our Greenpower events are challenged to design & build a single seat electric powered race car. This is a great way to introduce our students to concepts that will help them see engineering as a relevant and fascinating option for a career choice. It also allows them to develop critical skills for college such as team work & problem solving.
Once each school has designed and built their race car, GEAR UP holds an exhibition where the various schools race each other to see which cars perform the best. This is a rewarding experience for the students where they have the chance to see an application of all their hard work. So far, exhibitions have been held in Utah at places such as the Historic Wendover Airfield & the Utah Motorsports Campus.
To learn more about our last Greenpower event at the Utah Motorsports Campus, click HERE.