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ERIC Number: EJ945386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
ShopGirls Shine in Eco-Marathon
Stowell, Shante
Tech Directions, v71 n1 p13-14 Aug 2011
The ShopGirls of Granite Falls (WA) High School are the first-ever all-female team to successfully design, build, and race a prototype diesel car in the Shell Eco-marathon. The team took first place in the diesel fuel-efficiency category with a vehicle that achieved 470 miles per gallon! The idea for the ShopGirls came when Vervia Gabriel, career and technical education director at Granite Falls High School, asked manufacturing instructor Michael Werner if he had any ideas for a project that could win a Women in Non-Traditional Roles grant from the district's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. He proposed an all-female team that would compete in the Shell Eco-marathon, a race for fuel efficiency that involves teams from universities and high schools across the continent. The ShopGirls' project has drawn the attention of industry representatives, educators, politicians, and policy makers--including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan drew attention to the school's achievement in remarks on technical education that he made in February at the release of a report by the Harvard School of Education Pathways to Prosperity Project.
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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: Washington