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ERIC Number: EJ788380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Electrathon Vehicle Competition Draws It All Together
Gorman, Lynn
Tech Directions, v67 n6 p15-18 Jan 2008
Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam, Connecticut, is a small four-year school with about 370 students. Conventional wisdom would indicate that not much could be done in the realm of technology education with the limited financial resources of its small rural community. This school has proven otherwise. Bruce Freeman is a hands-on guy who teaches all of the school's technology education classes. Fresh out of college 28 years ago, he worked as a carpenter for 20 years. Then he entered the graduate program at Central Connecticut State University to obtain teaching certification. That led eight years ago to his teaching assignment at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School. Today, all of Freeman's classes are filled with students who are for the most part enthusiastic, hard working, and motivated. What's more, in four of the past six years, his seniors have won the regional Electrathon Vehicle Competition, in which students race energy-efficient vehicles they have designed and manufactured themselves--not to see how fast they can go but how far they can be driven in an hour.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut