Three Sussex Technical High School teachers built a model race car powered by springs in mouse traps, and won the Driving Science Dover STEM Challenge.
Collision repair teacher Jim Friedel, science teacher Mike Milspaw, and electronics teacher Dennis Smith, took part in Driving Science, a professional development program designed to strengthen STEM disciplines while promoting awareness of motorsport careers. The teachers' car raced against cars designed by 30 other teachers and educators from Delaware and Philadelphia.
The event was held at Dover International Speedway Sept. 28 during NASCAR Week. NASCAR has teamed up with educators to get kids ready for careers and college.