Academic Bowl Team
Junior BETA Club
In August 2017 Long Cane Middle School started it's very first GreenpowerUSA F24 racing team. The team was named COUGAR STRONG RACING and was comprised of 15 students from the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade. During the team's very first race they placed 2nd overall from race & presentation points! At the team's second race they placed 1st in the race among 28 teams, and after adding in presentation points, they finished 2nd overall for the event. This secured 8th place in the national points standings. Due to the tremendous success of it's first year CSR added a second team for the 2018-2019 school year. One team modified & improved our existing race car (#000), and the new team (#999) designed & built a new Formula 24 race car. Both teams competed in 7 races for the 18-19 season and our brand new #999 team finished 1st in the national points standings, securing the 2019 National Championship. Our #000 team was right behind them finishing 2nd in the nation. For the 2019-2020 season we had to replace half our teams due to 8th graders moving on to the high school. Building on our past successes we are now at the halfway point of the season and are still sitting in 1st & 2nd place for national & regional points. There are just 3 races left this season and we plan to finish "LCMS COUGAR STRONG".
If your student might be interested in an opportunity like this, have them listen out for an announcement in May 2020 about applications for next year's teams. Rising 6-8th grade students will have the opportunity to apply for the class before the end of the current school year by filling out an application, getting teacher recommendations, and going through an interview if they make it to the final round.
Visit us on the web at www.cougarstrongracing.com
The program objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering & technology to young people. Greenpower runs engineering challenges for schools based around designing & building a single seat electric powered race car.
Goals of the Program
- To change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and dynamic career choice for any young person. The project strengthens college and career readiness.
- To link education, industry and community through inspirational engineering projects.
- To demonstrate the importance of engineering, and associated STEM subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today particularly in the areas of sustainability.
- To promote social inclusion through engaging with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.
Students can learn valuable engineering & workforce skills, including:
- Computer Aided Design using Siemens professional software
- Mechanical engineering
- Basic electricity
- Basic aerodynamics
- Basic energy conservation
- Basic manufacturing techniques
- Tool basics
- Project management
- Fund raising, marketing, public relations
- Soft skills
For more information on the GreenpowerUSA program, please visit www.greenpowerusa.net