Pat Higby, program manager, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, (319) 273-6012
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education will co-sponsor the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon spring race taking place Saturday, May 17, at the Iowa International Raceway in Marshalltown. The first heat begins at 11 a.m., and the second at 1 p.m.
The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins. Cars are powered by two automobile batteries. More information is available at www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.
The Marshalltown event is the first of a championship series of six races. Other races are listed below.
May 17, Marshalltown
May 30-31, Cedar Rapids
June 21-22, Pomeroy
Sept. 6, Forest City
Sept. 20, Muscatine
Sept. 27, Cedar Falls