UO, Arcimoto team on teaching science to middle school students

Arcimoto's three-wheeled electric car was on display in Salem earlier this month.
Courtesy Oregon Environmental Council

Arcimoto's three-wheeled electric car was on display in Salem earlier this month.

Electric car maker Arcimoto will host more than 30 Lane County educators Friday as part of a new program to inspire students to learn science, technology, engineering and math skills.

At the Eugene training, representatives from Arcimoto and the Eugene Water and Electric Board will work with teachers to develop a classroom project that will have students design, build and race small-scale, solar photovoltaic-powered electric vehicles.

The program is part of Oregon's efforts to double the number of college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math by 2030 and the Arcimoto training was set up by the University of Oregon Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers through Outreach, Research and Education – UO STEM CORE.

“Electric cars and solar power are our future,” said Dean Livelybrooks, a UO faculty leader for the center, in a press release. “Arcimoto and EWEB engineers clearly find the development of these key technologies to be both stimulating and challenging – our job is to help them share the fun with teachers and their students, growing intrinsic motivation for STEM careers and learning in schools.”

Arcimoto is working on the sixth generation design of its three-wheeled electric car.


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