The Huntsville Greenpower team is being featured on the Siemens global web site at www.siemens.com.
The video was produced by Siemens's corporate media team and features Sean Webb and the impact the Huntsville Greenpower program had on the students.
Huntsville City Schools’ students proved they have the “right stuff” in engineering, as the team earned very impressive results in their first effort at a Greenpower Competition on Sunday at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex England. Huntsville’s Team USA place 7th out of 14 teams in the ninety minute race, and finished with an impressive 13th out of 50 in the four hour long second race. The group was awarded “Best Newcomer”, and the “Siemens Innovator Award” following the competition. The Huntsville team earned a spot to the National finals that will be held in October of this year. Team USA becomes one of the few teams ever to qualify for the finals after just their first time to compete in a Greenpower Race.
Jeremy Way, CEO with the Greenpower Education Trust, said this was the best showing ever of a first time competitor in the history of the race. Mike Brown, the director of academic relations with Siemens, was very impressed with the Huntsville students, stating that “the depth of engineering knowledge that these kids are getting from building and racing in the Greenpower Car Competition is phenomenal”. One of the goals of the Greenpower Education Trust is to inspire the next generation of engineers. Siemens is a major supporter of the education initiative.
The Huntsville Team will have an opportunity to tour the nearby Rolls Royce Plant in West Sussex on Monday, and will finish their trip on Tuesday, getting to tour an 11th century historical structure, Arundel Castle. The group will return to Huntsville on Wednesday.
Read the original Huntsville City School press release here.
Check out the video directly at: http://www.siemens.com/entry/cc/en/#/greencar-hd