The annual Junior Solar Sprint is a statewide challenge of ingenuity, engineering, and speed for students in fifth- through eighth-grade. It is part of a national competition where students build and race solar-powered model cars. It is co-sponsored in Delaware by the Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy and the Delaware Technology Student Association.
The 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint took place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Thirty-five teams from 21 Delaware middle schools competed at the the free event.
All-around winners for combined speed, design, and presentation:
Top five teams in time-trial races:
Top five teams in creative design:
Junior Solar Sprint has been a Delaware tradition for more than two decades. It encourages students to get creative and apply real-world problem-solving in a fun and educational atmosphere. And it fosters teamwork and student interest in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.