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GM Sponsors U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl®


Students will test-drive their fuel cell know-how in a model car challenge

WASHINGTON – General Motors will introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and other advanced technologies to more than 300 high school students as part of its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl®, April 26-30, at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. In addition to the academic competition, students will be given the opportunity to build and race a model fuel cell car and attend presentations by well-known scientists on current topics in math and science.

GM subject matter experts will provide on-site expertise during the fuel cell model car challenge and will also oversee a ride and drive event featuring GM’s HydroGen3 fuel cell vehicle. This vehicle is and has been used in demonstration projects around the world to test its capabilities in real-world conditions. Students will also hear from researchers about their work, ranging from neuroscience to theoretical physics, and 32 high school teams will compete in a hydrogen fuel cell model car challenge.

“GM is committed to supporting these kinds of opportunities for students to learn more about advanced technology,” said Elizabeth A. Lowery, GM vice president, Environment, Energy and Safety Policy. “As we move closer to a hydrogen economy, it is important that we educate our future engineers and scientists about how fuel cells will redefine mobility.”

Since the DOE’s National Science Bowl® began in 1991, more than 100,000 high school science and mathematics students – and their teachers – have participated. Competing teams are quizzed on biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, general science and mathematics. Many participating students have gone on to careers in scientific fields. This year’s top three teams will win prizes including scientific research trips to Australia, France, and U.S. DOE laboratory sites. For more information on the DOE’s National Science Bowl, visit

GM is also a lead sponsor of the DOE National Middle School Science Bowl, which will be held in Golden, Colorado, from June 21-24, 2007.


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