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Eleanor Roosevelt High School Awarded Solar Cup Sponsorship
Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) is proud to announce that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Physics class from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale has been awarded a place in Solar Cup Competition .
The winning class is taught by Doloumar Bergen. In a regional effort, JCSD and Western Municipal Water District are co-sponsors, and the Competition is hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).
In its 16th year, the Competition provides students with an opportunity to learn about natural resource conservation, engineering, problem solving, and an awareness of future water industry careers through a seven-month process. Beginning this fall with planning and a boat-building workshop, students will build a solar-powered boat, about the size of a small canoe, with boat kits provided by MWD. Throughout the year, the students will experiment with various elements of the boat to increase speed, power and efficiency.
During the three-day competition, held from May 17-19 at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley, teams will be required to complete two technical reports, qualify for sprint and endurance races and provide a public service announcement. With one student as the skipper in the driver’s seat, boats will motor through their races aided only by solar power. Overall scores will be compiled from the races in addition to workshops and reports submitted throughout the year.