Tackling Climate Change With STEM Education: "Destination Zero Carbon" Goes Global
As much as our climate change challenge is world-scale, so are the opportunities to build new industries that respond with innovative solutions to decrease or eliminate our carbon footprint. As entire nations work to reinvent themselves into the 21st century, fostering new generations of highly skilled scientists and engineers is now critically important for both the economy and the environment. This issue has now also become strategic to the future competitiveness of several western countries, including the United States, where only about 5% of U.S. bachelor's degrees are in engineering, compared to an average of 20% in Asia and a total of around 33% in China.
Ten80 Student Racing Challenge, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car with SolidWorks
My partners and I at Ten80 Education, like most of you, are wrapping up the school year and preparing for summer camps and clubs. I want to share with you some of the projects students have worked on in 2011-12 as part of the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge: NASCAR STEM Initiative. Most of the projects and investigations in the curriculum parallel the work that NASCAR teams do in the weeks and months leading up to races. The overall engineering goal for student teams is to optimize performance of their 1:10 scale radio-controlled (RC) cars. One of the most exciting new ways to do that has been developed in a partnership between Ten80.
Singapore Finals showcase at Clean Energy Expo Asia
As much as the energy challenge is world-scale, so are the opportunities to build new industries that respond with innovative solutions that decrease or eliminate our carbon footprint. As entire nations look to reinvent themselves into the new century, fostering new generations of highly-skilled scientists and engineers has now become critically important.
Ten80Education and Horizon Fuel Cell launch P.I.T. H
RC Racing Education in the US
Headquartered in Singapore, Horizon is currently the world's leading educational kit supplier in the field of hydrogen fuel cells and renewable energy technologies. The company is also supplier of educational fuel cells and student competition kits to numerous organizations including US DOE, SAE International, Ten80 education, as well as larger systems for Shell Eco-Marathon participating teams from around the world. Given the number of isolated events and new countries looking to participate, Horizon felt it was time to federate all existing Hydrogen-related education initiatives, standardize its competition hardware, and pave the way for international level competitions.
Horizon and 3D Classworks join forces to develop standard education programs
As leaders in their respective education domains, Horizon and 3D Classworks established a strategic alliance to jointly develop a broad based education initiative to promote greater environmental awareness amongst students around the world. Named Destination Zero Carbon, the movement aims to foster highest level of environmental consciousness in students by providing them an immersive and competitive arena that brings imagination, creativity, scientific know how and the spirit of invention that would help to usher in the new age of green energy industries. Destination Zero Carbon will be made most engaging and attractive to young minds with the thrill of car racing which will be introduced for different age groups.
Horizon's 1kW hydrogen fuel cell brings ITM Malaysia to 1
place at SHELL ECOMARATHON
In the first Shell Eco-marathon to take place in Asia, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) took the first place by achieving an impressive 599km per liter of petrol equivalent, in an extreme energy-efficient electric vehicle design that hybridized Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells with a powerful ultra-capacitor. Horizon’s fuel cells also powered Thailand’s first ever hydrogen participation (King Mongtut Institute of Technology) to 3rd place for the Asia region. The first Asian Shell Eco-marathon included 81 teams from 10 Asian countries and was held at the Formula One Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia on July 7-10, 2010. Shell Eco-marathons have been held for more than 25 years, bringing together high schools, universities.