2016 St. Thomas Academy EVT TeamPower 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.

Lightning Robotic's FRC Team 3042George 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.

May 28, 2017

  • May 28, 2017

    EAGAN, MN--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 Drivers' World Champions held today (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.

May 31, 2017

  • 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.

May 26, 2017

  • 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.

May 25, 2017

  • 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. 

May 1, 2017

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