Sweetwater Solar Sprint

The 5th Annual Sweetwater Solar Sprint

THANK YOU! 2021 Sweetwater Solar Sprint solar kits were sponsored by our partners from Baker-Electric. Additionally, we appreciate the leadership of Nicolas Segura, SUHSD School Board President for making this event a reality. Thank you Mr. Jose Vargas, Assistant Principal for your coordination and logistics. THANK YOU to all Solar Coaches (Teachers) and all event volunteers.


Category: RACE 🏆

1st: HTM #56 – Daniel Hernandez
2nd: MOM #86 – Ricardo Ponce
3rd: MOM #73 – Kareem Mendoza

Category: Creativity 🏆 

1st: RDR #62 – Sebastian Ahumada
2nd: MOM #2 – Eli Gutierrez
3rd: SOM#12 – Donna Rodriguez

Category: Best Design 🏆

1st: RDR#32 – Jaron Perez
2nd: MOM #86 – Ricardo Ponce
3rd: SOM #45 – John Smith

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2018 Event Video Highlights

What is Sweetwater Solar Sprint?

It is a middle school age program that promotes science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Students work in teams to design, build and test solar powered model cars. This project is designed to support the instruction of STEAM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design and aerodynamics.

A CAR RACE is the culmination of the students’ work. At the competition, students race their solar powered inventions against other teams for the fastest, more reliable, and good looking car titles!

Did you know that the sun is an alternative source of renewable energy?

This type of event was originally created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the 1980’s. It is also known as “Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)”.

In the past, Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) middle schools have participated in the San Diego Solar Sprint. An event sponsored by the San Diego Electrical Training Center and supported by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569.

Brahim Wahib
STEAM Programs
Phone: (619) 796-7700
Email: Brahim.Wahib@sweetwaterschools.org