Kelly Cannon – Herald Journal
Starting next year, students at Mount Logan Middle School and Logan High School in the GEAR Up program will begin designing and building electric cars that will eventually be raced on the electric car track that is currently under construction at Utah State University. Representatives from USU, GEAR Up and instructors from both schools met Wednesday to discuss the project and what it will entail.
GEAR Up has already purchased the kits that the students will use to create their own electric cars. The cars should arrive at the beginning of January.
“The plan is to see if our computers can handle the technology of the CAD 3D. We’re going to check on the computers and see if they can handle the technology. If that doesn’t work, we’re going to hurry and either order some extra computers from Utah State that might be updated enough to handle it,” Monson said. “After we get done with that, the teachers will go back and actually start recruiting students.”
The students working on the electric cars will come from the GEAR Up program and have expressed interest in engineering. They will begin working on the cars immediately and will hopefully have them completed by the time the new track at USU is opened in April. (…)