Now that students from Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology have had a hands-on lesson about electric cars and their role in a cleaner environment, some are considering that as a possible career choice.
Seven from the academy along with students from Greensboros McMichael High School converted a standard 1992 Ford Mustang into a street legal, full-size electric vehicle during the week of the Democratic National Convention. Working with the national Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge program and educators from Discovery Place, the students converted the car over four days in the Mayors Legacy Village.
It was a great learning experience, because I never considered engineering, said senior Ayanna Wofford. We had to learn about the controlling system and what each part did. We inserted a controller and then inserted a DCDC converter It took a lot of patience.
Junior Kelvin Brim said, We all jumped to the idea to try something new that we hadnt done before, and the students worked as a team on everything, said junior Chasity Johnson-Anthony.