EV & Mini EV Prize Teachers Workshop

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Industry Development Centre Atrium

University of Newcastle

University Drive

Callaghan, NSW 2308


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The Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment warmly invites you to attend our Free Teacher Workshop for the EV Prize and Mini EV Prize.

Come along and hear how to optimise your bike and build your mini solar vehicle.

EV and Mini EV Prize will be run at Newcastle Kart Racing Club, Cameron Park, on Wednesday 29 November 2017.


Monday 28th August 2016 4.00 pm 7.00 pm

University of Newcastle Industry Development Centre – Atrium & Room IDC 106

4.00 pm Welcome afternoon tea (drinks and biscuits) and viewing of Electric Bikes and Mini EV Tracks

4.30 pm Overview of the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival – Professor Tim Roberts

  • EV Prize Process and Event – Dr Gary Ellem – (High Schools)
  • Mini EV Prize Processes and Events – Michael Richards (Primary and High Schools)

5.15 pm EV Prize Dr Gary Ellem (IDC106)

  • General Introduction to Electric Bikes
  • Electric Bike Components and Assembly
  • EV Prize Schools Division Rules – the basics
  • General Bike Design and STEM
  • Technical/Scrutineering and Safety

5.15pm Mini EV Prize – Michael Richards (Atrium)

  • Mini EV Prize Schools Primary and High Schools Rules the basics
  • Demonstration Solar Car Assembly/Construction/Testing
  • Electrical and Wiring
  • General Car Design and STEM
  • Technical/Scrutineering and Safety

6.30 pm Q and A & Pizza

7.00 pm Close

The Industry Development Centre of the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus is located off University Drive as shown on the map below. Access to free parking is off University Drive with a Visitor Parking Permit available on arrival. The Teachers Workshop is in the Atrium and Room IDC 106 on the ground floor.

Latha Lewis p (02) 4985 4169

Professor Tim Roberts m 0418 205 664

Gary Ellem m 0423 163 714

Michael Richards m 0411 357 894

map of IDC


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transport is available to the venue, and we will provide free parking to each attendee

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Latha Lewis on 0249854169 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No this is not necessary

Can I update my registration information?

yes, log back in through your ticket link that you will be sent and update/change your details

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

yes, but please let us know

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

see above, please let us know if you are transferring your ticket to another person

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University of Newcastle

University Drive

Callaghan, NSW 2308


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