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Allison Transmission hosts high school engineers in Indianapolis for Purdue evGrandPrix’s “Test and Tune”

High schoolers from all over Indiana recently converged at Allison Transmission's Demonstration Track in Indianapolis for an all-electric go-kart test session. For many of the teams joining Purdue's evGrandPrix "Test and Tune" events this season, this is their high school's first experience with electric vehicle design, and they have no plans of slowing down.

Purdue to host electrical vehicle "Test and Tune" event at Allison Transmission in Indy

Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute and the School of Mechanical Engineering are collaborating to offer Purdue Motorsports’ evGrandPrix program for Indiana high schools, a STEM-rich experience that uses a race competition with electrically powered go-karts to encourage students to consider pursuing either an engineering technology or engineering degree. The season’s first “Test and Tune” event at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis will give high school students a chance to test their electric go-karts and learn firsthand from Allison engineers about future career opportunities.

Purdue Polytechnic High School continues to grow

Purdue Polytechnic High School, a STEM- focused, tuition-free charter school designed to provide education, experience, and a potential path to college for urban and minority students, reinvented high school education. In fall 2020, Purdue University announced that the high school’s flagship location in Indianapolis would be named in honor of Purdue alumnus Edmund O. Schweitzer III and Beatriz Schweitzer.