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JUNIOR SOLAR SPRINT

The Junior Solar Sprint 2014:

The 2014 Jr Solar Sprint race for Eastern Mass will be on

  • Saturday May 17th(Rain-Date Sunday May 18th)

The Jr. Solar Sprint race is postponed to Sunday May 18th 

Weather Alert-Saturday heavy rain-Sunday mixed sun & clouds, possibly rain late in the day

With luck we will see the sun at race time.

If there is not enough sun cars will race with battery packs.

We supply the battery packs.

No student battery packs permitted.

Sunday May 18th

Looks like a sunny day!

Hopefully as as sunny as yesterday

(our not so rainy rained out day)

See you at the races!

 

Any questions, problems with links or forms, please email hkv@solarwave.com

 

Location: MIT Henry Steinbrenner Stadium & Track Cambridge, MA

 

Schedule- Please check back for changes: Raindate notice will be posted Friday 5/16

Please note we are now starting at the earlier time Registration at 10:00 Racess starting at 11:15

 

10:00 to 11:00
Registration and Inspection
11:00 to 11:15
Track setup
11:15 to 12:45
Double Elimination Rounds
12:45 to1:00
Break* (time/weather permitting)
1:00 to 1:30 
Final Rounds
1:45 to 2:00
Awards

 

*Time and good weather is often limited so breaks may be eliminated.  We will have some refreshments but a bag lunch is advised.

Please Note:

1) We will be starting the same time as last year please review the schedule; a bag lunch is advised.

2) Registration and inspection will take place in the adjacent area outside the track itself; we are not allowed on the track until noon, which is when the track setup will take place.

3) Each school or program should send in their registration form by May 10th.

4) Each team should bring their team registration with them.

School Registration Form  (adobe PDF: 83kb) 

Note: past year forms can be used just change dates)

Team Registration Form   (adobe PDF: 68kb) -
Bring one team registration form for each team.

JSS 2010 Rule book - Rules are good for the 2014 Race (rules have not changed)

Below is a list of the schools who plan to send team. More are welcome. Limits per school/program

is the same as past years. Email if questions. hkv@basea.org

Below is the current list of schools participating in the Jr. Solar Sprint this year.

 

Dever-McCormack K-8 School (Dorchester)CS

Edwards Middle School (Charlestown)CS

Galvin Middle School (Canton)

Joseph Lee Middle School (Dorchester) CS

Meadowbrook School (Weston)

Noble and Greenough School (Dedham)

Normandin Middle School (New Bedford) CS

Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School (Roxbury) CS

The Pike School (Andover)

St. Herman of Alaska school (Allston)

CS denotes a participating Citizen School

Parking
(details to follow. We will try for the same(below) as last year, but check back later)
There will be parking available in the West garage just across from Steinbrenner Field. MIT is charging $5 per car for parking (cash only) at the garage. Once the garage fills they will extend parking to the outdoor lot across the street from the track.

Volunteers Needed:

We need volunteers to help with all race day tasks: setup, registration, judging, car repair, and many other tasks. Speak to any of the BASEA staff or email   us with your interest immediately.

About JSS:

The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a national hands-on educational program that encourages students to develop theoretical and applied engineering skills.  Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade have the opportunity to design, build, and race solar powered model cars.   The top 60-100 cars from participating Eastern Massachusetts schools compete in area competition sponsored by BASEA and this year by MIT.  

JSS was originally created by the United States Department of Energy in an effort to educate young people about renewable energy and the environment.  Since its inception in 1990, the program has moved from a predominantly publicly funded program to an almost entirely privately funded program.

Click here if you wish to receive periodic JSS News and Updates via e-mail.

The Junior Solar Sprint 2009

The 2009 JSS event held on Saturday May 16, 2009, started off a beauitful day with a alittle wind.

Fortunately we beat the clouds.

 

The Junior Solar Sprint 2008

The 2008 JSS event was held Saturday 17 May, 2008, thanks to the good timing of the event which coincided with a break in rainy, overcast weather. The result was a race held in full sun, with a great turnout and creative participation

BASEA sincerely thanks all participating students, teachers, schools, parents and helpful volunteers who, working together, made for a really good experience.

 

 

    Sponsored by:
  • The Boston Area Solar Energy Association

  •                                &

     

  • The MIT Museum

 



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Frequently Asked Questions:
Who organizes the JSS? 
What are the rules for designing a JSS car?
How can my school participate in the JSS?
What resources are available to help me and my students?
How can I help with the JSS?
Who can I contact for more information?