Chevron brings world’s largest hydrogen grand prix to WA schools

Chevron is helping to bring the world’s largest hydrogen educational program, the Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP), to WA schools this year.

High school students from the state will have the opportunity to race self-built, hydrogen powered small model remote control cars in an ‘endurance race’ with the winner of the WA finals competing in the World Finals in Anaheim, California in September 2024.

Skye Scrutton, Chevron Australia Energy Transition Advisor and Chevron’s H2GP Ambassador, said Chevron is dedicated to fostering the next generation of big thinkers.

“The Hydrogen Grand Prix WA invests in the young minds that will help shape Australia’s energy future by inspiring them to engage with STEM as well as exciting future career paths available in the energy industry.”

Twenty teams each comprising two students from 15 schools will participate in the WA program, with each school receiving equipment and support from Horizon Educational and Australian Earth Science Education to deliver an engaging, challenging and capacity building program for their teams.

Kamil Jelinek, CEO of Horizon Educational, said building a future hydrogen workforce is the key mission of their organisation.

“Today these young people are learning about renewable energy through racing 1:10 scale hydrogen-powered cars. Tomorrow they’ll be leading innovation, building the fuel cells, electrolysers and wind turbines that will power Westen Australia for decades to come.”   

Jo Watkins, CEO of Australian Earth Science Education, said the Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix is an exciting opportunity to empower participating Western Australian schools to foster further appreciation of the Earth Sciences and the development of vital STEM skills in their students.

“As an organisation that has been working alongside Chevron for more than 16 years, to support Earth Science and STEM education in Western Australian schools, we are thrilled to assist in the delivery of this future focused program.”

The WA finals will be held on 26 July in Perth.

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