STEM Teachers: Build Working Electric Vehicles With Your Class

“Our primary goals are to engage students in the education process,” said Switch co-founder Peter Oliver in a press release. “We want them to learn about math, science and technology and use their lessons to actually make something.” The EV Chassis Lab program runs for one semester, and in that time teaches circuitry, mechanics, and incorporating new forms of energy into vehicles. The vocational and scientific learning experience gained is relevant to real world careers in the tech sector and beyond. This includes skills in proficiency testing, automotive mechanics, and renewable energy. Instructors are finding multiple uses for the cars, with some employing them in up to four separate classes.