DPSCD STEM Students debut solar car frame at the NAIAS

Congratulations Alexia White, a senior at DSA, Tai Pearson, a senior at DSA, and Jahmal Goldman, a sophomore at Cass Tech!! They participated in the NAIAS (auto show) media preview press days where the solar car frame built and designed by the students was unveiled last week. The Lieutenant Governor was at the event and crawled under the car!


Detroit’s Students of “Heroes’ Alliance”
Unveiled Solar Car Project at NAIAS Press Event
Students from Heroes’ Alliance, a Detroit-based after school STEM enrichment program
Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley
General Michael A. Stone, Assistant Adjutant General for Installations, Michigan Army National Guard Heroes’ Alliance Detroit’s Anika Smith

Students, sponsors and supporters of Detroit-based Heroes’ Alliance unveiled a concept electric-solar vehicle developed by high school students during after-school programs Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Auto Show. The vehicle will be on display in Cobo throughout preview days of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in the new AutoMobili-D section. Attendees will see the vehicle’s worldwide debut and be able to interact with Heroes’ Alliance students, staff and sponsors during the worldwide reveal.

Sponsors include General Motors, Alion Science and Technology, Macomb County, Michigan National Guard, the Michigan Defense Center, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army TARDEC, NextEnergy, Calstart, Odyssey Battery and Michigan Technological University.

About Heroes’ Alliance

Based on the national agenda for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education as a priority for American youth and a foundational component of every child’s educational experience, Heroes’ Alliance has created a platform to engage students, especially underrepresented minorities in the Metro-Detroit area, in STEM education through after-school enrichment. Our program works to recreate the tension of necessity that exists in the real world through project and product based learning with the understanding that the real goal of the learning should translate not in the grades received, but in the skills and knowledge acquired. This approach and emphasis will be the only means through which our nation will be able to significantly reduce the increasing skills gap. Our children must see learning as a bridge to knowledge, knowledge as a bridge to skills, and skills as a bridge that links our problems to our solutions. Through acquired knowledge and skills, we can create processes and products that resolve conflict and solve problems.

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