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Virtual Electric Car Challenge sparks creativity


TEAM TESLA TRUCK — Sixth graders from Roosevelt Middle School in Tijeras won first place at this year’s New Mexico Virtual Electric Car Challenge with their Tesla Truck. The team, from left, Katelynn LaJeunesse, Adwen Nelson and Olivia Gonzales, also took first place with their research project on renewable energy and in the design challenge. Berrendo Middle School teams from Roswell took second and third overall and had the fastest race times.
The challenge, hosted by Sandia, the University of New Mexico STEM-H Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory, featured 14 teams from eight New Mexico schools. Students built and raced battery-powered cars and presented a research challenge to judges. (Photo courtesy of Roosevelt Middle School)