40 high schools compete in OPPD's Power Drive contest

2012-05-03T16:00:00Z 2012-05-04T22:00:37Z 40 high schools compete in OPPD's Power Drive contestBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
May 03, 2012 4:00 pm  • 

Teams from more than 40 high schools in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota will compete Saturday in the Nebraska Power Drive championships.

The event, scheduled to start at 8 a.m., will be at Papillion's Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers minor league baseball team.

Teams will compete against one another in light-electric vehicles that they have spent all year designing, constructing and testing.

Power Drive encourages student interest in energy- and automotive-related industries by bringing a practical focus to students' math, science and/or vocational education, organizers said in a news release.

Power Drive is co-sponsored by Omaha Public Power District, Nebraska Public Power District, the Nebraska Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program.

Saturday's competition is free and open to the public.


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