Students from the Physics & Tech classes at Roxbury High School (RHS) participated in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge sponsored by Trans-Option at New Providence High School on Dec. 7, finishing with some positive results.
Teams built and designed cars under the guidance and direction of their teachers, Michael Gottfried and Janina Lavigne.
RHS teams made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated.
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Challenge is a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program sponsored by Trans-Options.
“The program is open to high school student only, RHS adopted the program into Physics & Tech classes this year,” according to Denise Glenn, supervisor of Science in grades 7-12.
The challenge requires students to design, build, and race alternative energy model cars. In the process of designing their car, students learn about fuel cell technology. They are also required to submit a documentation portfolio, which presents the team’s concepts, designs, and comments.