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madison hosts solar car visit from high school team minddrive

DATE: June 16
TIME: 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Madison HS, 5005 Stahl Rd

Madison High School’s MadSCI Team and administration welcome representatives from MINDDRIVE-- and their rebuilt 1977 Lotus Espirit -- to its campus for a meet and greet celebration promoting electric vehicle technology.

MINDDRIVE is taking a convoy of high school students and mentors across the country to visit 22 cities between California and Florida in the span of eight days. On these visits, they will show off a prototype ultra-high-efficiency electric vehicle that they designed and built. Because of the work that Madison’s MadSCI Team has done in the world of electric vehicles and alternative energy, a stop at their campus was a logical step. Both groups will share ideas and experiences, as well as get to see each other’s projects up close.

MINDDRIVE will display its fully-electric vehicle converted from a 1977 Lotus Espirit. Madison’s Solar Car will also be on hand. Students will enjoy refreshments and music, while getting to know each other’s work.

MadSCI is a team of Madison students, faculty, and outside advisors who designed and built a solar car for the Winston Solar Car Challenge, among many other ventures in alternative energy and automotive design.

MINDDRIVE is a non-profit, after-school program for at-risk high school students that utilizes experiential learning methods administered by instructors and mentors. Current classes include Automotive Design Studio and Contemporary Communications. They are based out of Kansas City, MO.

For more information, contact the school at 356-1400.

Posted on June 14, 2012