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.
Jul 3, 2016
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Apr 25, 2016
Now, It's On To International Competition in London July 3, 2016
DETROIT--An electric vehicle sponsored by Power Systems Research (PSR) won its class in a national competition here April 22-24, and the Experimental Vehicle Team from St. Thomas Academy high school in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, will now compete in international competition in London July 3, 2016.
Apr 20, 2016
DETROIT--A group of St. Thomas Academy high school students is preparing for a major race here this weekend that could lead to more competition in the UK, if the team is successful.
Sponsored in large part by Power Systems Research (PSR), the team has posted an enviable record of success over the last several years while competing in the Shell Eco-Marathan events agains the best high school and university engineering students in the world.The team began competing in the 1997-1998 competition and placed First n the MTEA Supermileage Challenge, squeezing out 836 miles per gallon of >Read more
Apr 13, 2016
FRC Team 3042 - Cobalt Catalysts, sponsored in part by PSR, was a member of the winning alliance at the Minneapolis North Star Regional competition on April 8 & 9, 2016. Competing among 60 teams at the tournament, the team ranked 28th at the end of qualifications. The Cobalt Catalysts were invited to join top-ranked team 2175 - The Fighting Calculators, based in Woodbury, MN, and 2nd ranked team 3130 - The East Ridge Robotic Ominous RaptorS (The ERRORS), also Woodbury based, as members the 1st alliance. The competition was close; but the 1st alliance prevailed in tie-breaking matches >Read more