Central Basin Sponsors Two High School Teams at Metropolitan Water District's 18th Annual Solar Cup™

Central Basin Sponsors Two High School Teams at Metropolitan Water District's 18th Annual Solar Cup™
Posted on 10/22/2019
Solar Cup 2018

For Immediate Release

Date: 10/22/2019

Contact:  Kelsey Coleman

Phone: (323) 201- 5512


CENTRAL BASIN SPONSORS TWO HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS AT METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT’S18TH ANNUAL SOLAR CUP™

Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District is thrilled to be represented by returning veteran team, Downey High School, and rookie team, La Mirada High School in the nation’s largest solar-boat competition, Solar Cup™.

Solar Cup™ is a high school education program hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) in which teams of students from throughout Southern California build and prepare a solar-powered boat within a seven-month period. The culminating races are scheduled for: 

  • May 17, 2020 – Qualifying Events
  • May 18, 2020 – Endurance Races
  • May 19, 2020 – Sprint Races and Awards Ceremony

In addition to the races and boat building, the students research and complete various technical reports and develop a water-related public service announcement.  

“Solar Cup is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to experience and learn hands-on about sustainable resources,” said Central Basin Board President Robert Apodaca. “This program has inspired previous participants to pursue careers in engineering, math and environmental science. We hope this educational program continues to inspire students to pursue careers in the water industry.” 

MWD’s Solar Cup™ program began in 2002 with just eight high schools and about 100 students participating. Since 2018, it has grown to 38 high schools and about 800 students. For more information about Solar Cup™, please visit www.centralbasin.org.

 

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 Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.6 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.

 

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