More than 185 Native American fifth-grade students will put their design and engineering skills to the test as part of the 24th Annual PNM Solar Car Races this Friday, May 11, from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm at Explora. Students built 50 solar cars, with the top 21 power-packed cars making it to the race finals. The top three cars from each school earned the chance to race in the championship finals at Explora.
What: 2018 PNM Solar Car Races
When: Friday, May 11, 2018
· 11:15 a.m. Opening remarks
· 11:30 a.m. Single-elimination racing begins (will last about one hour)
· 12:45 p.m. Awards
Where: Explora, located on 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Participating tribal schools and programs this year are: Cochiti Pueblo Elementary School, , Mesa Elementary School (in Shiprock, NM), Ojo Amarillo Elementary (Fruitland, NM), Pueblo of Isleta Elementary School, Santo Domingo Elementary School, Tamaya Youth Wellness & Recreation after school program (Santa Ana Pueblo), and Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School (Tesuque Pueblo Elementary School).
Explora is located at 1701 Mountain Road, NW in Old Town and welcomes visitors of all ages to explore more than 250 interactive hands-on exhibits in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For information about Explora call (505) 224-8300 or visit www.explora.us.
With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit www.PNM.com.