Saturday, March 8, 2014
El Dorado Park - Corner of Studebaker and Willow

Slide Show from the 2013 Long Beach Solar Grand Prix

Long Beach Solar Grand Prix 2010 from LBTV8 on Vimeo.

About This Event

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix competition in which students, grade 6-12, are invited to design and build a solar-powered model car that will complete a race in the shortest possible time using the available power.

The Solar Grand Prix challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation, and teamwork to design and build high-performance model solar vehicles.

Teams will receive a Solar Car Kit, which includes a solar panel and an electric motor. Using any other materials, competitors will design and build a model solar-powered vehicle that will race on a 20-meter (65-foot) racecourse. The winner of the competition will be the team whose vehicle is the top finisher in a series of head to head elimination rounds.

Team Resources

For more information about the Solar Grand Prix, contact Haley Mizushima, Projects Coordinator in the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, 562-570-6932 or