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.
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
Jul 27, 2015
FORT WORTH--A solar-powered car sponsored by Power Systems Research (PSR) and produced by a St. Paul, Minnesota, high school team, has won a national competition for solar vehicles. The vehicle, built by students in the Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) at St. Thomas Academy, beat the second place finisher by 12 miles. Competitors were compared on mileage generated by their solar-powered vehicles.
The STA-PSR Urban Concept 3 car completed 287 laps for 549 miles in 22 hours over four days.
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Jul 2, 2015
Robotics Team Sponsored by Power Systems Research (PSR)
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA--A local high school robotics team sponsosred by Power Systems Research (PSR) finished fourth in its division during the recent 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship in St. Louis. It was a record-setting performance.
The Cobalt Catalysts Team 3042 from Eastview High School >Read more
Apr 29, 2015
The Eastview High School(suburban Minneapolis) high school robotics team sponsored by Power Systems Research (PSR) finished seventh in a recent regional competition in Minneapolis. There were 60 teams in the competition. The robots were required to function in an industrial setting, stacking tote containers six high.
Mar 4, 2015
Film highlights high school vehicle development team
St. Thomas Academy’s (Mendota Heights, Minn.) award-winning Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) will be featured in a documentary at 7 p.m. March 22 on Twin Cities (Minnesota) Public Television. The 28-minute film, called “Drive, the Engineer,” follows the team as it designs, builds and races an electric vehicle.
The documentary and this year's EVT program was funded in large part by Power Systems Research (PSR). >Read more