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The 2014 NM Electric Car Challenge will be dedicated to our beloved founder, Ron Rioux.

Ron passed away on October 31.

Ron's Obituary

Welcome to the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge!
- A Middle School Event -
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The event will take place on Saturday,
November 22, 2014 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 competitions 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 3, 2014.
  • Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students.
  • Each school can register up to TWO 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
View the 2013 event video! Right click HERE and choose to SAVE or SAVE AS to download the movie to your computer (about 40MB in size).

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