An electric Lotus for a coast to coast drive

High School Builds Coast To Coast Electric Car

Kansas City’s High School and the MINDDRIVE Program is building an electric car by its students to do a coast-to-coast demonstration run.

The “Electrifying Education Coast-To-Coast” run will begins June 11 in San Diego, California and end on June 22 in Jacksonville, Florida after a coast to coast run. The MINDDRIVE is a Kansas City non-profit organization that wants to bring experiential learning techniques and a hands-on project for urban high school students. The idea is to build an electric vehicle designed for a coast-to-coast demonstration run beginning in mid-June.

Training A New Work Force. The program aims teaching potentially at-risk high school students by doing in a hands-on, experiential way. By Making learning fun, it fire and keeps their imaginations piqued, making them creatively energized.

Linda Buchner, Co-Founder of MINDDRIVE says that: “Kansas City isn’t the only city in America where students are slipping through the cracks in the educational system because of socio-economic factors beyond their own control,” “It’s an issue in many cities and small towns across the country. We want to show that there is hope for these students by using a different learning model to reach them.”

Students give presentations and answer questions about their design, fabrication, and documented design process of the car. They will explain their collaboration during the re-charging stops in each city. The coast to coast trip will go from San Diego, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Tallahassee and Jacksonville following Interstate 10.

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