Solar Car Workshop

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Program for

K12 Teacher
K12 Student

Experience Type

Academic Preparation
Class Visits


One-time experience


Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

Middle and High school students learn about alternative energy and UCSB research in photovoltaics. As part of the workshop, students build and race small solar cars with instruction by UCSB graduate student volunteers. The workshop is flexible enough to adapt to different environments including summer programs, school year classrooms, after-school programs and special events.