On 30th of April, the Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge made science and engineering fun to the students in Prague.
Student teams raced in Prague to survive a four-hour endurance race with RC cars which they have designed themselves.
The event was the first competition hosted in Czech Republic which aims to provide STEM education through the medium of renewable energy.
“We are proud and excited to play a part in supporting the learning of technical subjects with our involvement in the Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge,” said Timo Lukkarinen, founder of Hydrogen Horizon. “We are convinced that practical, problem-based learning is the future of science education – and by staging the ‘Le Mans’ of remote-control hybrid hydrogen cars we are helping to give students an experience where they are learning a lot while also having a lot of fun.”
From Prague the competition moves to St Martin de Boulogne on 15-16 May, while May also sees a twin event involving seventeen schools in Florida. In 2016 the challenge goes intercontinental, with fifty European schools and eighty in the United States already signed up to participate.
All schools participating in the contest get not only all the equipment and hardware for their technical classes, but even more importantly they receive a complete curriculum with lesson plans, teacher’s guides, experiments examples and labs, which they can use for the next several years. This important set of teaching material is prepared by professional teachers cooperating with Horizon Educational across the globe and localized for each market.
Kateřina Horiszny Šarešová, Managing Director, Horizon Europe, also said: “We feel that finding the technicians and engineers of tomorrow is becoming a general problem for all industrial groups worldwide. Therefore, we are trying to make technical education more popular so that it can again attract many students.”