Who is James E. Webb?
In 2020, NASA will replace the Hubble Space Telescope with a new space telescope named after former Granville Country resident and early NASA visionary James E. Webb. Under Webb’s leadership as administrator of NASA, the organization reached new heights in space exploration which served as a catalyst for strengthening the nation’s universities and aerospace industry. (Source: NASA)
Contest Background: Electric, battery-powered vehicles have been used in space exploration for decades and Wake Electric hopes that Electric Vehicles (EVs) will become a bigger part of the driving picture here on Earth. As a leader in advanced technologies, Wake Electric established the Webb Technology Contest to honor Webb’s legacy of STEM education and space exploration through NASA’s space program which paved the way for creation of new technologies, including electric vehicles. Wake Electric will choose two high school students to receive an all-expense-paid trip to to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the greater Washington D.C.
Trip Details: Wake Electric will escort the two winners — which will include a trip via air flight to Dulles Airport outside of Washington DC, and a day at the Udvar-Hazy Center. The trip will be on June 16, 2020.
To Apply: Students must choose one of four essay topics and complete an EV Worksheet online here. The final day to submit an essay is March 31, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact Rachel Roberson at email@example.com.