Automotive Physics Engineering eXperience (APEX) hosted by Citrus College aligns intermediate school math and science standards with the engineering of a car. The program is funded by a CCCCO grant*, Lucas Oil and the Technician Development Center/Automotive Technology in the Curriculum, Career/Technical and Continuing Education division.
During summer 2014, middle school girls and boys will attend three weeks of foundational theory classes followed by applied (hands-on) learning in the lab (nicknamed "Gasoline Alley") housed in the Citrus College Technician Development Center. As lessons progress so, too, does the team Go-Kart, as students assemble it with their team leader, a Citrus College Automotive Technology student. Throughout the learning experience, students earn extra credit to 'purchase' parts or upgrades to improve performance of the team Go-Kart. It all comes together on the APEX track when students complete timed trials, one team member at a time "Enduro style," to earn the coveted best overall team time!
For information about the program, please contact Ms. Terry Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
*The program is funded by a grant through the Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges for the Career-Technical Education Pathways Initiative (SB70); donations from Lucas Oil and the Technician Development Center/Citrus College.