Sipping Fuel Key to Supermileage Challenge
For students in the Specialist High Skills Majors Transportation program, it’s all about doing more with less.
Since September, students from six DSBN secondary schools have been busy creating vehicles designed to maximize fuel economy and distance they can travel. On Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., the students will gather at the Seaway Mall to put their creations to the test. The first ever Super Mileage Competition will determine which vehicle can go the furthest on just 250 mL of gas.
“Each team has worked hard this year to design, build and problem solve the construction of a vehicle from top to bottom,” said Kevin Graham, Team Leader, Experiential and Technological Education. “Each team had to adhere to numerous limitations in order to design a vehicle built for distance.”
Each team was provided with the same motor to work with, and from there had to design and develop all other aspects of the vehicle. “This allowed the students a lot of creativity in their work,” said Roy Smith, DSBN Technology Consultant.
Participating schools include Port Colborne High School, South Lincoln High School, St. Catharines Collegiate, Stamford Collegiate, Thorold, Eastdale and Westlane Secondary Schools.
The rain date for the event is May 31.