30 Jan '13, 4pm

Simon Hauger Revs Up High Schools with Car Projects: Simon Hauger helps inner-city high schoolers build cars and...

Simon Hauger Revs Up High Schools with Car Projects: Simon Hauger helps inner-city high schoolers build cars and...

X-PRIZE CONTENDER: Simon Hauger describes one of the two cars he and his students entered in the $10 million Automotive X-Prize competition. Photo: Bill Cramer/Wonderful Machine
 Simon Hauger IEEE Member Age 42 What he does Teaches high school seniors. For whom The Sustainability Workshop Where he does it Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Fun Factor Drives a superfast biodiesel Jetta modified by his students. The dark gray Jeep Wrangler, modified to run off batteries instead of gasoline, wowed the judges at the Pennsylvania state science fair. The year was 1999, and electric vehicles of any kind were still a novelty in the United States. But then the judges took a closer look at the high school students who had converted the Jeep—mostly black teenagers from an inner-city Philadelphia neighborhood—and decided they couldn’t possibly have done the work themselves. So the judges pas...

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