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.
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 STEM programs >Read more
May 19, 2017
The St. Thomas Academy (STA) high school Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) will be competing in the international Shell Eco-Marathon competition in London for the second consecutive year. Last year, the team was leading in its competition when the car missed a turn and crashed.
The Drivers' World Championship competition will take place on Sunday May 28, starting at 3:00 pm and going until 4:45 pm. The awards ceremony for the Drivers' World Championship will be from 4:45 - 5:00 pm.
The competition will be held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ( >Read more
May 1, 2017
DETROIT--The Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) at St. Thomas Academy (STA) high school sponsored by Power Systems Research Sunday won its class in the national competition sponsored by Shell Eco-Marathon here Sunday.
The team came in first in its category, Urban Concept Battery Electric, with a total of 50.3 miles per kilowatt hours. It also placed first in the regional qualifier of the Drivers World Championship, and will once again compete in London at the end of May! Its the second year in a row that the team has qualified for international competition in London; last year the team >Read more