School teams ready for Long Beach Formula E outing

Students from the schools gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday to complete the build of their race cars, with guidance from key personnel from Greenpower Education Trust, the UK charity that runs the School Series.

The six participating schools are:

McBride Sr. High SchoolCabrillo High SchoolJordan High SchoolCalifornia Academy of Math and ScienceMillikan High SchoolSanta Barbara High School

This coming Saturday, they will do battle on the streets of Long Beach as part of the Long Beach ePrix, the sixth event on the FIA Formula E calendar.

The School Series mirrors Greenpower’s existing work to get more young people involved in engineering, particularly sustainable engineering, at an early age.

Globally, engineering industries are struggling to generate enough new engineer and technician intake to sustain long-term development, so it is important that young people are introduced to the benefits of an engineering career early.

Greenpower CEO, Jeremy Way, said: “Unless we highlight engineering as a stimulating and cutting-edge career, the industry will find it difficult to maximise its potential, so the work we do with young people is very important for the world’s economy.

“Engineering is viewed as somewhat manual and unappealing but initiatives like the School Series can really showcase how vibrant and exciting engineering can be. I hope the students who take part in what promises to be an outstanding event in Long Beach go on to consider seriously a career in engineering.”

· Students build own electric racing car and race on the same circuit as Formula E stars including Nick Heidfeld, Bruno Senna and Nelson Piquet Jr

· Initiative designed to get young people engaged in sustainable engineering

The School Series mirrors Greenpower’s existing work to get more young people involved in engineering, particularly sustainable engineering, at an early age.

 Globally, engineering industries are struggling to generate enough new engineer and technician intake to sustain long-term development, so it is important that young people are introduced to the benefits of an engineering career early.

 Greenpower CEO, Jeremy Way, said: “Unless we highlight engineering as a stimulating and cutting-edge career, the industry will find it difficult to maximise its potential, so the work we do with young people is very important for the world’s economy.

 “Engineering is viewed as somewhat manual and unappealing but initiatives like the School Series can really showcase how vibrant and exciting engineering can be. I hope the students who take part in what promises to be an outstanding event in Long Beach go on to consider seriously a career in engineering.”

 For more information about the Formula E School Series, please contact schoolseries@greenpower.co.uk.


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