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DC students will race battery-powered cars at RFK this weekend, and you can watch

Tech-savvy high schoolers from D.C., Md. and Va. will showcase twenty-three single-passenger electric vehicles at the 2015 Washington DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix, Saturday, May 16.

Organized by Global EEE (Education, Energy, and Environment), the event culminates a hands-on educational program that teaches students to apply engineering, science, mathematics and strategy as they construct and race battery-powered electric cars on a challenging formula-style race course.

The District Department of the Environment and Pepco are co-sponsors and partners include the U.S. Department of Energy and the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility.

“As students are making informed decisions about higher education and future opportunities, it’s important that we support the efforts of the local schools and families we serve,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco Region President, in a press release. “These young engineers and scientists will use the competition to test and refine their creations, and the results of their experiments will help determine future applications of renewable energy. We appreciate the opportunity to give back to the communities we serve.”

The event will be held at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Above, see a video slideshow from the 2013 Electric Vehicle Grand Prix.

Read more articles by Christina Sturdivant.

Christina Sturdivant is a native Washingtonian who's always watching and writing about the latest cultural, community and innovative trends in the city. She's interested in people and companies that create equitable opportunities for longtime residents and transplants alike.
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