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18:00 | 03.11.2017
Metropolitan’s 16th Annual Solar Cup™ Launches This Weekend as 39 High School Student Teams Build Their Solar-Powered Boats

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

WHAT:

 

 

The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition takes shape this
weekend (Nov. 4-5) as teams of high school students from five
Southern California counties assemble the 16-foot hulls they will
equip and race next spring as part of Metropolitan Water District’s
16th annual Solar Cup™ competition.

 

WHEN:

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Three Valleys Municipal Water District headquarters, 1021 E. Miramar
Ave., Claremont

 

VISUALS:

Hundreds of students building 16-foot canoe-like hulls from pre-cut
kits of marine-grade plywood. Teams will then take the boats back to
their schools and spend the next seven months equipping them with
solar panels, motors, batteries and steering and working to maximize
their endurance, speed and mechanical efficiencies.

BACKGROUND:

The Solar Cup program culminates with three days of boat racing May
18-20, 2018 at Metropolitan’s Lake Skinner near Temecula in southwest
Riverside County. The field includes 39 teams of high school students in
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

The Solar Cup™ program is a team-based educational competition that
allows students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and
communications, while learning about Southern California’s water
resources, resource management, conservation and alternative energy
development. Along the way, about 11,000 students have participated,
showcasing technical ingenuity, scientific skills, creativity and
collaboration.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a
state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving
nearly 19 million people in six counties.The
district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California
to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased
water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management
programs.

 
List of 2017-18 Solar Cup Teams

 

 

Member Agency Sponsor
 
Team/School Name
 
City
Anaheim Public Utilities

 

Anaheim High School

 

Anaheim

Burbank Water & Power

 

Burbank High School

 

Burbank

Long Beach Water Department†

 

Cabrillo High School

 

Long Beach

Las Virgenes MWD

 

Calabasas High School

 

Calabasas

Las Virgenes MWD

 

Campus Kilpatrick

 

Malibu

Inland Empire Utilities Agency*

 

Chino High School

 

Chino

Municipal Water District of Orange County*

 

Coast High School

 

Huntington Beach

City of Compton

 

Compton High School

 

Compton

Municipal Water District of Orange County*†

 

Costa Mesa High School

 

Costa Mesa

San Diego County Water Authority

 

Del Lago Academy

 

Escondido

Central Basin MWD

 

Downey High School

 

Downey

Western MWD*

 

Elsinore HS / Lakeside HS

 

Wildomar

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

 

Franklin High School

 

Los Angeles

Three Valleys MWD*

 

Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design

 

Pomona

Three Valleys MWD*

 

Ganesha High School

 

Pomona

Eastern MWD

 

Hemet USD Team

 

Hemet

San Diego County Water Authority

 

High Tech High North County

 

San Marcos

Pasadena Water & Power

 

John Muir High School

 

Pasadena

San Diego County Water Authority†

 

Kearny High School (School of Engineering, Innovation & Design)

 

San Diego

Foothill MWD*

 

La Cañada High School

 

La Cañada Flintridge

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD

 

Los Altos High School

 

Hacienda Heights

Inland Empire Utilities Agency*

 

Los Osos High School

 

Rancho Cucamonga

Long Beach Water Department

 

McBride High School

 

Long Beach

West Basin MWD

 

Mira Costa High School

 

Manhattan Beach

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD

 

Mountain View High School

 

El Monte

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

 

Narbonne High School

 

Harbor City

Western MWD*

 

Norte Vista High School

 

Riverside

Eastern MWD

 

Nuview Bridge Early College HS

 

Nuevo

Municipal Water District of Orange County*

 

Oxford Academy

 

Cypress

West Basin MWD

 

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

 

Rolling Hills Estates

Central Basin MWD

 

Paramount High School West

 

Paramount

Eastern MWD

 

Perris Union High SD Team (Heritage HS; Paloma Valley HS; Perris HS)

 

Romoland

Western MWD*

 

Riverside Poly High School

 

Riverside

Three Valleys MWD

 

San Dimas High School

 

San Dimas

Long Beach Water Department

 

Sato High School

 

Long Beach

Inland Empire Utilities Agency*†

 

Upland High School

 

Upland

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

 

Venice HS STEMM Magnet

 

Los Angeles

West Basin MWD†

 

Waterfront Education

 

Redondo Beach

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD

 

West Covina High School

 

West Covina

 

* = has co-sponsor(s)

† = Rookie

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