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VIDEO: Solar Power Turns the Propellers

May 23, 2013 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Every spring the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society hosts the Solar Boat Regatta in Saint Paul, where Minnesota high school students put their designs to the test and race solar-powered boats on Lake Phalen. Over weeks and months, students learn the principles of design, applications of renewable energy, and the importance of teamwork.

As Nick Rice, science teacher and coach for City Academy, says, it's all about experiential learning outside the classroom to inspiring excitement for engineering in the next generation.



Check out City Academy's team website to see students constructing the boats.

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