Yet another example of how New York schools are among the best in the nation comes to us from the national 2013 Solar Car Challenge. A team of Ulster BOCES students, taught by NYSUT members Mark Harris, Noah Smith and Sally Lord, won the overall best trophy in the advanced division. The car they built and drove traveled nearly 215 miles with an average speed of 15.11 miles per hour. The next closest team’s car only traveled 24.9 miles. The team also won the William Shih Award which, according to the competition’s website, is presented to the solar car team displaying the highest level of technological achievement.
“We are so proud of these stduents and their teachers,” said Kathy Landers, president of the Ulster BOCES local. “They exemplify not only the excellence of our programs, but especially the teamwork between the students the teachers and the different districts.”
Of course, we’ll update with comments from the members as we get them, but this news is far too good to wait. Here’s a link to the Poughkeepsie Journal coverage.