For the past 3 years there has been a spring Junior Solar Sprint / KidWind event open to any/all Northeast Ohio middle schools.  On May 17th the University of Akron hosted the event.  It was an incredible day, fabulous event site (InfoCision Stadium), and our hosts (UA Engineering) were truly amazing!

See pictures:

JSS Race results  KidWind Results  TEDTalks on YouTube


For more information on the events, click the links below or email me at


Last year, the Northeast Ohio Regional JSS Race and KidWind Challenge occurred at Kent State University on May 18th. Over 120 Junior Solar Sprint cars from 9 school districts participated as well as over 20 KidWind Turbines met blade to blade in the KidWind Challenge

This year, this event will be hosted by the University of Akron on May 17th, 2018. If you’d like to attend, please let us know! Click on the flyer thumbnail above. Please give Kurt Thonnings an email at

See pictures from last year at KSU here:

Also, a student from Boardman put together an incredible video capturing highlights. See it at: