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Welcome to the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge!
- A Middle School Event -
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The event will take place on Saturday,
November 21, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
The New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge (formerly the NM Hydrogen Fuels Challenge) consists of a battery-powered model car race, design competition, as well as the option to compete in an oral presentation.

Building a battery-powered car requires skills in both math and science. The primary goal of the competition is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of middle school students.

  • Teams are provided everything needed to power a battery model car, including design materials to construct the car - chassis, wheels, gears, etc.
  • Entrants will be limited to the FIRST 50 teams that register by the deadline of November 5, 2015.
  • Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students.
  • Each school can register up to THREE teams.
  • Free teacher workshop available - registration for the workshop is through the Teacher/Coach Workshop link above.
  • Coaches will receive a stipend (payable at the Challenge) to assist with expenses.

    Coaching Stipends:

    • $50 within a 60 mile radius of Albuquerque
    • $100 over 60 mile radius.
Click here for the guidelines
Click here for the curriculum
Click here for detailed workshop instructions

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