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Angelo Cardinale and Michael DiGregorio are two Staten Island students who participated on Green Technology Club Corp.’s Solar Car Challenge team a few years ago. Due to working on the solar car team, both realized their passion and are now studying at Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, New Jersey. National Grid Foundation supports Green Technology Club Corp. as it furthers the pursuit of learning, passing along knowledge and learning technical and interpersonal skills.
Angelo and Michael provided brief accounts of their time on the team
Thank you National Grid Foundation for highlighting two amazing solar car alumni on your website. We're thankful for all the support you've given to us over the years and we look forward to our continued partnership!
On July 11-20 the Staten Island Solar Car Team traveled down to the Texas Motor Speedway to compete in the Solar Car Challenge, After passing scrutineering, the car raced in the advanced division and placed 4th place with 509 laps (763 miles) with an average speed of 28.8 MPH.
Many thanks to the people at the Solar Car Challenge, the other teams, our sponsors, and most of all our team mentors- Mr. Dazzo, Mr. Henriques, and Mr. Wantowski. 2019 was a great year, and we are all very excited for next year!
On Friday April 26th, Saturday April 27th, and Sunday April 28th, we were excited to showcase the Staten Island Solar Car alongside custom cars part of the Dub Show Tour at the 2019 New York International Auto Show hosted at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
See Gallery for more images of the car and the team at the event.
The team is working on designing a new electric system for the car. The old cells on the car have been stripped and we are planning to repaint the the car.
The old batteries in the car have been taken out and we are preparing to put new ones into the car.
New cells from SBM solar have been ordered (8 sq. meters)
See gallery for photos of the stripped car.
Our Solar Car is now on the Mount Loretto site and being sponsored by Catholic Charities, very shortly we will have a garage to work on the Solar Car. All Staten Island high schools are welcome to join us our team on this STEM project. Parents and students should reach out while the team has available space.
We launched this new website as the face and source of news for the next chapter of the Green Technology Club. The Solar Car will be racing again in 2017. Thank you for the continued support of the JCC and all of our 2016 sponsors.
Today Wednesday October 19th we welcomed 5 new students fro Staten Island Tech to be part of the ONLY Solar Car (STEM ) project in New York City school system.
The team now has a GO Fund Website, check it out.
The team is preparing for the upcoming competition in Dallas/Ft Worth Texas in July, with 3 different high schools on board this is a great team with much enthusiasm.
Our Solar Car is on its way to Texas to meet the team on Friday afternoon, this is our 7th year in this competition. The team will give it their best shot to bring home a trophy for New York City. We will leave on July 14th and return July 23rd, great students, great team.
We are proud to say that the Staten Island Solar Car Team has placed 3rd place in the 2017 Solar Car Challenge this past week of July 17-23, 2017. It is a good feeling to bring home a trophy for New York City.
We are in the process of building a new Solar Car to prepare for next July's Solar Car Challenge competition from Dallas/Ft Worth Texas to San Jose California.
We the Green Technology Club are very proud to receive the Staten Islands Children's Museum "Circle of Friends Award" on November 15th at the Hilton Hotel.
Continuing efforts to prepare for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge is presently underway, today June 6th we were displaying our Solar Car at the United Nations and it was a big hit with the people who were at the UN Green Fair.
The team is preparing to go on July 13th to the Solar Car Challenge to compete in a cross-country competition to California.
Currently we are at the rest stop in El Paso, and are in third place. Good effort is being put in to constantly improve the car as we race, so we're hoping to rank 2nd this year.
The 2018 Solar Car Challenge competition was a tough run for the team we did end up clinching a second place finish at the end of the race on Monday July 23, this team has made me very proud to part of this great experience. Our future plans are to build another car and consider going to the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October 2019.