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Final STEP Entry 2011

May 21st, 2011 · No Comments · STEP: Sustainable Transportation Education Program

The competition for the STEP program was today at the Friday Institute on the Centennial Campus of NC State University. Students finished their modifications late last night before the competition. Check-in time was at 8:30 am. Everything started off pretty good, students did well during the interview process and enjoyed themselves. The first race of […]

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STEP Update

May 15th, 2011 · No Comments · STEP: Sustainable Transportation Education Program

We are heading into the final stretch for the STEP competition. This event is hosted by NC State University and the Navy for the high school level.¬† As students reviewed the materials provided by NCSU, they implemented changes to their RC car. The guidelines are pretty clear and the students have found them descriptive. Information […]

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STEP

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · STEP: Sustainable Transportation Education Program

We met today and continued our work on the RC car and solar stand. Solar Panel crew started to test the solar panel and build the stand. The students set up an experiment using blocks of wood and a multimeter. The solar panel was angled at 36 degrees to match our latitude. Students collected data […]

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STEP

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments · STEP: Sustainable Transportation Education Program

Well¬† we are on our way. Saturday STEP members came together to start working the RC car and Solar Charging Station. Due to a cloudy day we could not test our panel. However, the students came up with two ideas for building the station. Students used the internet to investigate solar panels and angle of […]

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STEP

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments · STEP: Sustainable Transportation Education Program

Recently I participated in a workshop for STEP by NC State. Two of my colleagues submitted an application to NC State to become involved with the Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP). We were accepted as a school and went to the workshop to get the information needed for the competition. This is a wonderful opportunity […]

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