Competition Includes Four Age Divisions and More Than $2,500 In Cash Prizes Will Be Rewarded
SARASOTA, Fla. – The Suncoast Science Center will host the inaugural Remote Control Custom Car Open on March 5, 2016. The competition, which will have cash and scholarship prizes, will showcase customized remote control cars designed by youth and adults in four age divisions. Participating teams will be judged on speed, agility and overall design.
To register for the competition, please visit www.suncoastscience.org. Registration costs $75 per team (two to four people), and includes the basic materials to build the custom cars as well as access to exclusive classes at Suncoast Science Center’s FabLab during January and February. Registration closes at midnight on Jan. 8, 2016.
“This competition will provide a platform for STEM students and adults to show off their skills and compete against one another,” Ping Faulhaber, Executive Director of Suncoast Science Center, said. “Designing remote control custom cars is a very popular activity, and we want to prove that it can lead to career opportunities in STEM-related fields.”
According to Faulhaber, the competition is not just for those experienced in building RC cars, but also for those who want to learn the basics of engineering in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The organization will be hosting engineering classes for students of all ages leading up to the competition, she stated.
Teams must consist of two to four people, and the age divisions that teams may register are Kindergarten-Fifth Grade, Sixth-Eighth Grade, Ninth-Twelfth Grade and Adult Open.
To receive more information about the competition and to join the impressive group of community sponsors (The Dart Foundation, Ringling College of Art & Design Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and SRQ Media Group, among others), please call 941-840-4394 or visit www.suncoastscience.org.
About Suncoast Science Center
Suncoast Science Center is a 501(c)3 based in Sarasota, Fla. The organization was founded in 2015 with the mission to inspire and support tomorrow’s innovators through experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Please visit www.suncoastscience.org to learn more.