Fueling dreams: USC Dornsife and Hyundai propel young minds into futures in science
Future scientists, start your engines! This fall, fifth-grade students from across Los Angeles built their own hydrogen-powered cars as part of an electrifying collaboration between the Joint Educational Project (JEP) at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Hyundai Motors.
Armed with wrenches and curiosity, students learned how to build model hydrogen cars from top to bottom and raced their creations to see whose car was designed the best. Students also explored Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered SUV, the NEXO.
The workshop took place as part of JEP’s Young Scientists Program (YSP), which aims to address a critical lack of science education in the elementary schools JEP serves by bringing scientific laboratory experiences directly to students and their teachers.