Racing the Sun

Meet SARSEF’s Newest Program- Racing the Sun!

After eight years of incubating Racing the Sun, Tech Parks Arizona is transitioning the program to SARSEF to continue its success


Racing the Sun (RTS) is an exciting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program that challenges high school students to design, build, and race solar-powered go-karts. It is open to all Arizona high schools. 

Working with teachers and mentors, students spend nine months preparing for Race Day. Along the way, they apply physics, engineering, and energy. They solve real-world problems, using mathematical, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to working in teams and collaborating on ideas. They are challenged to translate their ideas into a working prototype, and along the way, they build leadership skills.

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Every Child. Thinking Critically. Solving Problems.