Junior Solar Sprints

Junior Solar Sprints RaceWhat is Junior Solar Sprints?

Junior Solar Sprints is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition that engages students to design, build and race solar-powered model cars. For JSS participants, materials (including solar panels), instruction and professional development workshops are provided free of charge. The program also adheres to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The 2024 Junior Solar Sprints Will Be Held May 21st at New Providence Middle School! (Rain Date: May 23rd)

  • April 22: Registration Forms Due
  • May 1: Video Journals Due (Shared as access to a Google Drive file, or as an email attachment)
  • May 13: Top 65 teams will be announced and invited to Finals via email
  • May 21: Junior Solar Sprints Finals to be held at New Providence Middle School on the track
    • Parking available at New Providence Community Pool
    • May 23: Rain Date for JSS Final
Who Can Participate?
  • Teams consist of up to four students.
  • Students in grades 6 through 8
  • Students between the ages of 11 and 14 participating in community or after-school groups
  • Students who live or attend school in the Avenues in Motion service area

Click here to view video submissions from past JSS competitions.

Email our Environmental Education Manager here to add your name to our JSS educator list – you will receive our monthly JSS updates as well as additional information as deadlines get closer. Visit our Materials and Resources page for helpful tips.