New Mexico students gather to compete in annual Electric Car Challenge

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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.

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