WATCH: Students drive innovation at Hydrogen Grand Prix in Westminster

Over the weekend, Westminster High School became a hub of automotive innovation as it hosted the Hydrogen Grand Prix, with students taking the lead as both engineers and drivers.

Teams of middle and high school students faced the unique challenge of designing and building their own hydrogen-powered cars for an endurance race at the Huntington Beach Union High School District campus. Sponsored by Toyota, the two-day event attracted participants from Orange County and across Southern California.

Each squad was presented with a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car kit and the task of customizing their vehicle for optimal efficiency. The goal? To complete the most laps.

Combining technical skill with strategic thinking, the H2 Grand Prix is more than a race. The program is designed to cultivate teamwork and problem-solving skills, while giving students first-hand experience in cutting-edge hydrogen technology.

Of course, the event is also infused with a spirit of camaraderie and the excitement of competitive racing. Take a look at the video above, courtesy of OCDE’s Media Services team.