Seventeen 7th and 8th graders joined the Friends School of Minnesota Engineering Club. Advisor Steve Moe (middle school science teacher) worked with students to build a solar boat to race in the Minnesota Solar Regatta in May.
The Minnesota Solar Regatta is an annual event sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. Teams participating in the Solar Regatta build or modify a working boat (large enough to carry one student pilot) to compete in a series of races at Lake Riley in Eden Prairie.
The FSMN boat performed very well in the Solar Regatta earning two trophies: one trophy for the best new boat design and a second trophy for getting second place in the boat races.
– Steve Moe, Middle School Science Teacher