Technology Engineering and Design Class begin studies on combustion with the design and fabrication of a Rocket Stove...
Katelyn builds her first work bench with the help of the team. She gracefully learns how to man an impact driver and framing screws. Bench will be used to house RC and Robot carpet track when not in use. STEM Cycle has been released from summer storage and is now ready for testing and tuning. Brown's gravity car build begins with Charlie's assistance. New members are in the process of applying to be team members and sponsorship drive has begun. EV Team hits fall 2017 wide open....
Perry's Automotive sponsors EV Team with automatic retractable air hose reel. Now we can learn how to work like the pros at Perry's. Thank You!
Sherwinn-Williams donated a perfect sized carpet to be used in our shop for robot and remote control car tracks. We will be able to roll it up perfectly when not in use in the back of the shop. Thank You Everyone at Sherwinn-Williams North Wilkesboro!
The long awaited upgrade from 36 to 48 volt cushman motor. This will increase performance by approximately 25%.
This year the EV Team is using an idea taken from the Appstate Solar Vehicle Team. Potential new members are allowed to shadow existing members for 2 weeks before applying. This gives anyone interested the opportunity to see what it is like day to day on the team before they commit. This year could be the largest EV team on record.
Tolbert finishes 1st in Super Stock and Break out while Charlie finishes 1st in Street Stock and 2nd in Breakout. All this on new fresh and packed red clay with a little sweet coca-cola mix sprinkled on top...
Please excuse the mess! Making room for Tarheel Blue air lines!
EV Interest Meetings will be held during SMART lunch on September 5th and 7th. Any students or faculty interested in joining the 2017-2018 EV Team should come by for information.
If you are not able to attend either meeting but would like more information contact Mr. Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-2017 EV Banquet Ends a Most Productive Year with many awards, honors and comedy. The two $500 EV Scholarships were awarded to Mackenzie and Isaac. 2139 EV Hours Complete. Thank You-Parents, Sponsors, School System, Volunteers, and Fans!
2017 WWHS EV Team $500 Scholarship
Deadline May 17, 2017
EV Scholarship Basics:
Two EV scholarships for $500 will be awarded to any West Wilkes High School EV students regardless of grade level. The scholarships will be awarded to students that have demonstrated superior work ethic and display of EV related accomplishments. The scholarship check will be made out to the student with proof of purchase for tuition, books, or other college type expenses. In the event the student selects a military route of higher learning then the check would be made out to the student directly upon proof of enlisting.
Applicant will submit:
1) A resume that outlines community involvement, jobs and EV Team accomplishments.
2) Essay that explains why they deserve the scholarship. (Financial need may be considered)
West Wilkes High School has a scholarship award committee that will review and make recommendations for the scholarship. Mr. Tolbert is not part of this undisclosed committee. Final selection will be made solely by the committee.
Tyler drives home the win for the EV Team during the Google Gravity Games Engineering Challenge. The EVent requires a vehicle to not only go the fastest down a hill (that is over 1 football field in length being propelled by gravity alone) but to store energy in some way while going down the hill and use it to travel back up the hill. Tyler drove the Charged Hawk the fastest down the hill and drove back up the hill nearly 350 feet.
The team was chosen to meet with our Governor, Roy Cooper, yesterday in Raleigh for North Carolina Environmental Quality Awards! During the event our team presented our Mazda Miata, STEM Cycle and STEP Challenge cars. Our team members also answered and explained to guests who had questions about our program, team and electric vehicles.
EV Team is awarded the honor of presenting EV program to Governor Cooper at the Department of Environmental Quality's Awards Ceremony in Raleigh.
Engineering and Design students bring home 1st place Drag Race, 1st place Battle Bot, and 3rd place Search & Rescue awarding them a 1st Place Overall Victory at WCC Robotics Competition.
2017 EV Challenge Results: 1st Place Overall Conversion, 2nd Place Overall STEM Cycle, 1st place in all track events, Unofficial 1st place in written test, results pending on all individual competitions.
STEAM Engine School- Hosted by Denton Farm Park for Steam Engine Certification. Tolbert will bring the experience into his classroom to teach work ethic, steam technology, safety, and how our forefathers used their technology.
EV TEAM Preps for EV Challenge. 5 days left before lock and load. EV Challenge drops the flag at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research and NC State April 5-8.
Technology Engineering and Design Students successfully fabricate 2000 rpm motors from 2 paper clips, D battery, 3 rubber bands, and copper wire. MacGyver would be proud!
PIT Crew University presents careers and jobs in professional motor sports and their focus on pit crew and welding education opportunities in our back yard of Mooresville,NC -Thanks Mr. Schanen
Operation Work Day Proves Successful: Nissan Leaf Battery pack assembled mounted and ready to roll. Body and Roll Cage will complete the build.
Our newest member turns 16! Happy Sweet 16 Adam! You might wonder what a EV techy cake looks like...well, here it is...
Our Youngest EVer places 2nd in novice open off road class during Saturday night's regional RC Event. Open meaning any RC car gas or electric. 1st and 3rd were fossil fuel burners....