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Energy Literacy Education|School of Energy Resources

ExxonMobil Challenge Day

Encouraging innovation, creativity, problem solving, and engineering design.


TEAMS Challenge - Open to Middle and High School Students

The TEAMS Challenge (formerly known as JETS) is a test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science.  The TEAMS competition requires each team (made up of 4 to 8 students) to apply their STEM knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.  This year's focus, Engineering Tomorrow's Cities, is based on one of the 21st Century Grand Challenges for Engineering (National Academy of Engineering).  Registration is completed through the TEAMS Challenge website. 


Solar Sprint Challenge - Open to 6th - 9th Grade Students

The Solar Sprint Challenge requires students to design, build, and race a solar car.  Each team will be provided a solar panel and motor.  These materials are provided by the School of Energy Resources and ExxonMobil and will be shipped with registration. Entry is open to the first 20 teams to register.  Each school may have up to three teams compete.  Competition includes the Design Challenge and Sprint Time Trials.

Solar 'Juice' Challenge - Open to 10th - 12th Grade Students

The Solar 'Juice' Challenge requires students to build dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) that produces enough 'juice' to power the team's designed car.  This challenge requires creativity, ingenuity and persistence.  The materials needed to build the DSSCs are provided by the School of Energy Resources and ExxonMobil and will be shipped with registration.  

Want to Participate in the Fun?

Register for one or both events.

Register for the TEAMS competition.

Interested, but have questions?

Contact Sarah Ramsey-Walters ( or Laurie Bonini ( with questions.   We also have Mentors to support team participation.  Please let us know what you need.



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