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March 26, 2008

DOE Pledges $3.5 Million for Auto X Prize Education and Outreach

DOE announced on March 20th that it will award a grant of nearly $3.5 million to the X Prize Foundation for an education and outreach component of the Progressive Automotive X Prize. The grant will be used to conduct outreach activities and vehicle demonstrations that encourage students and the public to learn more about advanced vehicle technologies and important skills, such as teamwork; creativity; strong literacy, math and science skills; and innovative thinking. The outreach activities will also include an interactive, online component with information for students, parents, and teachers. See the DOE press release and the Progressive Automotive X Prize Web site.