Students give manufacturing skills a jolt

Students give manufacturing skills a jolt

(Citizen’s News, 5/18/17)

With only three days to go before the Connecticut Electrathon, the Hawks Fabrication and Design team was hard at work Tuesday morning getting its cars ready to race.

The team — students in Bill Carangelo’s manufacturing class at Woodland Regional High School — hustled around the shop in room 218 welding, sawing and doing whatever else was needed to put the finishing touches on two electric cars.

The culmination of the students’ work will come Friday when they travel to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville to compete against teams from other high schools in the Connecticut Electrathon.

The Connecticut Electrathon is an electric car race where teams of students build three-wheeled vehicles that are powered solely by batteries and fit one driver. The point of the Electrathon is not to cross the finish line first, but to do the most laps in one hour solely on battery power.

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