Frontline broadcast by PBS/IPTV will cover a group of students from West Philadelphia High School as they build a super-hybrid car to compete in an international competition which could earn them a $10 million dollar prize! Coverage begins July 17, 2012. You can go to the pbs website for more information (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/fast-times-at-west-philly-high/).
The challenge they face is to create an affordable car with 100mpg estimated fuel economy. These high school students will be pitted against multi-million dollar corporations, university engineering programs, and internationally recognized scientists. West Philly High will be the competition underdog.
What do you think? Can West Philly High beat the odds? Comment now, to cast your vote. Then, watch on IPTV July 17th at 9pm, and check back here for further discussion of the Fast Times at West Philly High. 9pm too late for you? Watch the full episode on the frontline website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/.
Frontline’s Fast Times at West Philly High episode aired on IPTV last night at 9pm. It can be viewed today at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/fast-times-at-west-philly-high/. Also, check out videos catching up with the team memebers, talking about the future of the program, learn more about the Progressive X competition, and join a live chat today at 2pm.
The only high school team to dream big enough to join the Progressive X series challenge, and they made it to the sem-finals. What an accomplishment. This team truly took part in something that will shape the future of transportation for all of us, and made great innovative leaps. Stay tuned for more to come about this great group of young people.