Contest challenges high school students to design sustainable automotive dashboards
on Tuesday,May 04,2010 00:05
As the demand for eco-friendly products continues to rise, Progressive Auto Insurance is challenging students to bring their ideas for a green future alive through its Dash+ contest.
For the contest, which is sponsored by the company's Automotive X Prize Education Program, teams of high school students from across the country were required to create an eco-friendly automotive dashboard. Each team was asked to use their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to create a dashboard concept, technical plan and pitch video that details how their idea could change the transportation industry.
The plans were also required to maximize fuel efficiency and encourage behavioral change by providing environment-related feedback to the driver.
Mitch Aiken, director of education for the program, said "the caliber of entries shows that teenagers from all parts of the country are excited about STEM and eager to participate in the future of these fields."
A total of three semifinalists teams have already been chosen, and the grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the month. Members of the top team will have the opportunity to travel to Detroit this summer, where they will have the opportunity pitch their idea to experts in the automotive industry.
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