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Remote Control Custom Car Open for Students in Sarasota

Remote Control Custom Car Open for Students in Sarasota

| Laura Bell Adams |

Two hundred students are geared up to compete in Suncoast Science Center’s 5th Annual RC Custom Car Open!

The  5th annual Remote Control (RC) Custom Car Open is an engineering competition for students in grades K-12, organized and led by a high school student committee. In anticipation of the RC Custom Car Open, teams have spent the last six weeks designing and customizing remote control cars using Faulhaber Fab Lab equipment and resources. Teams will compete in two high action races and design competition for prizes that include cash and scholarships.

Hosted by the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab there will be nearly 200 participating students making up over 50 teams, representing over 20 area schools including the home school.


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Sponsored by the Steinwachs Family Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Ringling College of Art + Design, Feld Entertainment and Troll Music. The RC Custom Car Open is the Suncoast Science Center’s premier community event designed to drive the future. This unique program empowers youth to explore, think creatively, make mistakes and most importantly, grow as individuals. Through six weeks of hands on learning, teamwork and even a few challenges along the way, RC Car participants have built important technical skills through the use of high-tech equipment as well as 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Come join us on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00am-2:00pm  at Suncoast Science Center | Faulhaber Fab Lab 4452 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Schedule is approximate and may vary slightly:

10:00am: Opening remarks

10:30am-12:00pm: Design competition (teams present cars to panel of judges comprised of community and business leaders) and Secondary race run simultaneously.

12:00-1:30pm: Main track race

1:30-2:00pm: Awards ceremony

There will be photo, video andi nterview opportunities. Student participants, parents, high school committee members, Suncoast Science Center Executive Director and others will be available throughout the day for media.

Enjoy this brief recap video from last year’s event.



Photo from Deposit Photos

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