Recently the Research Triangle Park’s Archie K. Davis Conference Center hosted the EV Challenge Benefit which provided attendees with a first-hand look at the exciting educational opportunities provided through this inspiring program. Started seventeen years ago, the mission of the EV Challenge is to energize high school students about engineering through a real world electric vehicle program.
While building full-size plug-in vehicles students gain knowledge not only in engineering disciplines but learn about environmental impact, engage community support and improve public speaking skills along the way.
The program has literally changed lives. Research indicates:
84% of students become more confident in their ability to learn science.
68% of students become higher performers in their science class.
34% of students are more likely to pursue a career in engineering.
30% of students are more likely to pursue a career in science.
Currently serving high schools in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia and Iowa, EV Challenge would like to expand for a national reach, providing more teachers across the country with the materials and support needed to conduct a year-long program.
The RTP Conference Center is proud to host the EV Challenge event annually. Like the EV Challenge program, the Research Triangle Park was built on the belief that strength in education, partnerships, community support and commitment can produce positive and far-reaching benefits. To learn more about the EV Challenge and ways you can support this organization, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-710-1566.