If you were on the roads to or from the Parker Strip over the weekend, you may have run across slow-moving traffic marked with signs designated “solar car”.
Photos: Solar Car Challenge on Facebook
The route for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge included AZ-72 and CA-62, which meant that the event came right through Parker, AZ. The Challenge is the top project-based STEM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) helping motivate high school students to innovate.
Over 15 months, teams from all over the country design and build their solar cars before racing them in the summer event. This year’s event runs 1300 miles from Fort Worth, TX to Palmdale, CA. The teams started on July 17th and are now nearing the final legs of their journey.
More photos below, courtesy of the Solar Car Challenge.