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ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Authorities in Etowah County are searching for an escaped inmate.
Justin Wade Hopkins, 30, is from Collinsville. He escaped shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday and was last seen running toward Tuscaloosa Avenue in Gadsden. Hopkins served in the jail as an inmate kitchen worker.
SPACE & ROCKET CENTER SITE FOR ROLLOUT OF ONLY U.S. CAR TO RACE IN INTERNATIONAL GREENPOWER RACE
Friday, May 17, 2013
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
In the Davidson Center 3D Theater
High school students from the Huntsville City School District will showcase their research and work for the Greenpower Car Race at a presentation at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this Friday. The students are a part of the district’s Huntsville Center for Technology, and this group will be the FIRST TEAM from the United States to ever compete in a Greenpower Race in the United Kingdom.
The Greenpower Education Trust sponsors the event, an electric car challenge, which requires students, with help from teachers and industry mentors, to design, build, and race an electric car. Each team is given the same standard motor, set of batteries, and a strict set of regulations to follow. Students must use all of their science, technology, engineering, and math skills to come up with a vehicle to compete. The racing season consists of eight Championship rounds that each has a duration of 90 minutes.
The event that the Huntsville students will compete in for the very first time is the Central South Regional Heat, on Sunday, June 9th, at the Goodwood Motor Circuit at Chichester, West Sussex in the United Kingdom. The competition will provide an excellent opportunity for Huntsville students to showcase their design and manufacturing abilities. The Huntsville Center for Technology was chosen because of its proven track record of industry collaboration through projects with NASA, Dynetics, Teledyne Brown, and Siemens.