Power Systems Research Supports STEM Programs
In the photo above, the electric experimental vehicle sponsored by Power Systems Reseach and built by a team of Minnesota high school students, won its class in the 2017 Internation Shell Eco-Marathon held in London.
Power Systems Research (PSR) is committed to giving back to its community and to stimulating the growth and education of America's future scientists and engineers now studying at the high school level.
George Zirnhelt, the founder of PSR, was a generous donor to many community organizations, especially those involving high school students interested in engineering and science. Two projects in particular attracted his interest: The Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) at St. Thomas Academy in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and Lightning Robotics FIRST teams at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN.
You'll be able to follow the activities and triumphs of these teams on this page.
Aug 22, 2017
Editor's Note: Caroline Little teaches all levels of French and moderates an engineering co-curricular at St. Thomas Academy, an all-boys school in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Here she provides a report on the program and the benefits it provides to participating students.
Power Systems Research has been a lead sponsor of the special Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) at St. Thomas for many years. This year, the team won its class in the Shell Eco-Marathon international competition in London. This report from Ms. Little discusses the program and the benefits it provides >Read more
May 31, 2017
Power Systems Research again has contributed $2,500 to the Eagan (Minnesota) Foundation to fund a college scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded to a student who will attend a four-year college with a career objective in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).
Gnatkowski plans to attend the University of Iowa where he is going to study Actuarial Science.
His favorite subject? "Math. I love challenging myself and finding solutions to different types of problems. It is also one of the classes where >Read more
May 28, 2017
Eagan, Minnesota--The St. Thomas Academy (STA) high school Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) that's sponsored by Power Systems Research, won its class in the International Shell Eco-Marathon Driver's World Champions held May 28, 2017, in London.
The race was cancelled after the first of four laps due to rain, but STA had the fastest lap in the time trial and was in first place by a wide margin when the race was called. Our team's good fortune this year makes up for our bad luck last year when the STA car crashed while leading the race. >Read more
May 26, 2017
The high school Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) sponsored by Power Systems Research has officially passed all of the necessary steps to be able to compete in the Drivers' World Championship this Sunday in London.
The competition is part of the international Shell Eco Marathon. The EVT is made up of students at St. Thomas Academy located in St. Paul, Minnesota USA. >Read more
May 25, 2017
Shell will be broadcasting live from London via their Facebook page the Drivers' World Championship on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 4 pm GMT (10:00 am CST).
Click here to follow the activities of the St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team sponsored by Power Systems Research in this international competition.
Read more about the PSR sponsorship of this innovative high school program and other >Read more