Development Foundation, students getting ready to race
DUNCAN - The annual Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest hosted by the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) for students in grades 7-12 in the Red River Technology Center school district is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Duncan Middle School gymnasium at 601 Chisholm Trail Parkway.
"Students have a great time building the race cars and racing them, all while learning valuable skills and earning cash prizes," said Jeannie Bowden, race coordinator. "The cars are CO2 powered and travel down the 20-meter race track in less than two seconds. It's something to see."
Cars must be completed and turned in by Nov. 3 to be judged to verify the car meets specifications and is safe to race.
Students compete for cash awards in four categories: engineering, fastest CO2 race car, overall, and people's choice. Teachers are awarded prizes, too. Major sponsors of the race include local partners and manufacturers.
High school and middle school divisions will race on the same day, but will not compete against one another.