National Solar Car Challenge

Brazoswood's Pirate Ingenuity Team Placed 2nd in National Solar Car Challenge
Posted on 07/27/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Brazoswood's Pirate Ingenuity Team Placed 2nd in National Solar Car ChallengeThe Brazoswood Solar Car Challenge team, Pirate Ingenuity, will bring back to Brazoswood the 2nd place trophy for the new campus’ trophy case.

The group of students took their solar car to Fort Worth July 13-20 and drove approximately 400 miles, 265 laps around the Texas Motor Speedway track in four days. The team of students placed 2nd in the Classic Division and received an award for displaying the highest level of courage in the face of engineering obstacles.

Gayle Coulter, Brazoswood AST/FFA Advisor said, “This team has shown amazing grit in their work ethic overcoming many huge obstacles to make it to this track. Some of the cars in this challenge have been 4 years in the making, Pirate Ingenuity built theirs in 6 months! And this is the first year for them.”

The Solar Car Challenge was established in 1993 to help motivate students in science and engineering, and to increase alternative energy awareness. The Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build roadworthy solar cars. This premier high school engineering event allows students to test their engineering talents. But this event doesn’t just challenge engineering knowledge; it also provides students with opportunities to push their limits in teamwork and perseverance.

Congratulations to team members:

Evan Cobb
Grayson Wise
Fares Garcia
Alexandria Patterson
Josue Renteria

The following students helped with the solar car but were unable to attend the event.

Daniel Perez
Ezequiel Rios
Kristina Nicholson
Devon Ramski
Siarrah Gonzales
Pana Wattanapan

Thank you to the sponsors: Corbi Weiss, Bobbi Woodruff, Chase Watson and Gail Coulter. And thank you also to our wonderful community partners: Wood, Dow, Olin, STP Nuclear Operating Company, VMAX Batteries, VMS Racing,, North End Auto Wrecking, Raising Cane’s, CED Greentech, The Power Store, Online Metal Supply, and Zeke’s Detailing.

Click below to read about one of the student participant’s perspective as they went through the solar car challenge.
Solar Car Student Perspective

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