Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 FGCU Sun Challenge

As you know, I have been working with my daughter Viva and a team of girls from Gulf Coast High School, building a solar powered go kart. It has distracted me from my build but it has been a phenomenal experience watching this group of very motivated girls dig into the project and produce amazing results. It started with the girls petitioning the school board and Florida Gulf Coast University to get a second kart donated for the engineering department at GCHS. We are the first high school to have two teams although there are rumors of two more schools doubling up for next year. The two GCHS teams, Sun Connection and GEECS (Girls Entering Engineering Club) made an impression yesterday, taking 1st and 2nd in one race and 1st and 3rd in the other. Sun Connection brought home both 1st places and the overall champion award! All in all, our school made a very big splash!
Here is a teaser video I made while the girls work up a full presentation. 
Next year will be even more fun as my son is joining the team! 
I best get my little spider done and out of the way before spring!!