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Madison's Solar Car INitiative students meet energy SEcretary

Students in the Madison High School Solar Car Initiative (MadSCI) enjoyed the experience of attending a town hall meeting and roundtable discussion hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio - Downtown Campus on Feb. 6.

At the meeting, students had the opportunity to meet and speak with the United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, and San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro. Moniz addressed President Barack Obama's push for use of all energy sources, driving the point that the President's "all of the above" energy policy will lead to a solution of the nation's power needs.

"(STEM education has) long been a pathway to upward mobility in our society," said Moniz. The students of Madison are making sure that statement rings true as their solar car project today, could be the solar powered everyday vehicle of tomorrow.

View the broadcast of the Town Hall Meeting by clicking here.

View the story covered by The Rivard Report here.

View the story covered by UTSA's Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) here.

MadSCI students

MadSCI students take a photo before the townhall meeting at their exhibit. (L to R) Zachariah Rodriguez, Skyler Stohner, Roxana Padilla, Nestor Franco, Ricardo Sanchez, and David Castro were all ready to represent Madison and the MadSCI team and meet Dr. Ernest Moniz.

MadSCI students

MadSCI students are all set up and ready to ask and answer questions of Dr. Moniz.

MadSCI club

Dr. Ernest Moniz, accompanied by Mayor Julian Castro and Dr. Les Shepherd of TSERI asks the MadSCI students about Solaris and the Madison Solar Car Initiative.

 

 

 

Posted on February 13, 2014