New Mexico students gather to compete in annual Electric Car Challenge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– New Mexico students competed in the Electric Car Challenge Saturday.

It’s an event sponsored by Sandia and Los Alamos Labs, PNM, and Intel aimed at getting kids interested in STEM careers.

34 teams of middle schoolers from around the state gathered at Van Buren Middle School to race small cars they made themselves powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Organizers say it not only teaches kids about the applications of science and math, it also builds other valuable skills like teamwork and coping with challenges.

That annual event has been going on for more than a decade. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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