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OmniTRAX Supports Brownsville School’s Effort to Win Solar Car Challenge

Posted On:
June 22 2016

Sponsorship helps Harmony Science Academy promote

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program

DENVER –The Industrial Development group at OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation services companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is donating funds to back a Brownsville high school club that is building a roadworthy solar car for a national competition. The Harmonics Solar Car Club, which draws its members from Harmony Science Academy, will drive their completed car from Fort Worth to Minneapolis next month to compete in the Solar Car Challenge.

“OmniTRAX is constantly looking for ways to give back to the communities where we operate and programs like the Solar Car Challenge are right in the middle of our wheelhouse. It addresses education, which we consider a critical issue, and it provides kids with practical experience that can build passion for our industry and others related to it,” said Alan Simon, Vice President of Industrial Development at OmniTRAX.

Anthony Lehman, who teaches math and engineering at the school, started the Harmonics Solar Car Club with the intent of helping the club members apply their knowledge to a practical and fun application. The club has been building its solar car, which is named “The Cobra,” since the beginning of the school year and is nearly finished.

“We sincerely appreciate the donation OmniTRAX is making to our program and pledge to put the funds to good use to cover gas, food and lodging for the ten day race event. Our group is passionate about the project and we fully expect to do well in the competition next month,” said Lehman

The Solar Car Challenge  was established in 1993 to help motivate students in science and engineering, and to increase alternative energy awareness. The Challenge teaches high school students around the world how to build solar cars to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills in a real world application.