The vision of the ACE Race is to generate excitement around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, both for our students and our community. By offering area students a real-world, hands-on learning opportunity like no other, we are truly bringing STEM home to the future generations of San Antonio’s workforce.
The ACE Race is a natural fit for the South Chamber’s mission to foster and encourage partnerships between businesses and our community through programming, education and civic engagement opportunities.
We are proud to say that the number of participants has more than doubled in size since our inaugural year in 2017.
Competitors learn to design and build an electric vehicle they can drive. Each vehicle must pass a local inspection to compete. The 60 minute competitions are held on a closed loop course, with each car limited to approximately 1000 Watt-hour of electricity from any chemical battery, solid-state battery or super capacitor that is deemed safe.
That is about 12 pennies of electricity in most of the US! The team with the most laps wins. Events are pre-approved (sanctioned) in advance by Electrathon America to assure consistency and compliance across all regions.
ACE Race Teams must be registered as members with Electrathon America.
We need your support to continue our mission to enhance STEM education opportunities in our community. With your financial support we can offer this experience to these deserving students.
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This year’s participants include the following school districts and community colleges: Boerne, East Central, Edgewood, Floresville, Harlandale, Lytle, Northside, Palo Alto College, St. Phillips College, Somerset, South San, Southside, Southwest. As we approach our third year of this captivating event, we are pleased to report that the ACE Race is now one of just 12 National Sanctioned Electrathon Events in the nation through Electrathon America.