Mississippi's Houston High School Solar Car Race Team's Sundancer Featured in IMAX Film

The Houston High School Solar Car Race Team, from Houston, Mississippi, traveled to Washington, D.C., recently for the premier of the IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering Our World, where the team and its solar car is featured in the film.

“Houston High School’s solar Car has shined a global spotlight on our young people’s ability to achieve excellence in STEM education across the state and country which is why the Mississippi Development Authority is a long-time supporter of this program,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The Houston Solar Car Race Team is comprised of the innovators of tomorrow. We are proud of their achievements and honored to have them representing Houston and the state of Mississippi in this IMAX feature.”

In 2015, the team traveled to Australia to race Sundancer in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a 1,700-plus mile race highlighting the world’s most effective solar vehicles. While being operated by the race’s youngest competitors in its 30-year history, Sundancer is the first high school solar car to win the World Solar Challenge Adventure Class. During the race, Sundancer also set a World Solar Challenge record for most miles raced in a single day – 252 miles. The Dream Big team followed the Houston Solar Car Race Team to Australia to document its journey for the film.

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Date Posted: 4/27/2017