Explore the principles and practice of design in Engineering Design.
The Wentz Engineering Program
Kent’s Engineering Program challenges students to push the boundaries of their potential through projects that require critical thinking, scientific literacy, and innovative problem-solving.
Kent School is committed to excellence in high school engineering, empowering our students to create a sustainable world.
The program is centered around the Engineering Certification, which acquaints students with the practice and profession of engineering through course work and extracurricular activities such as the Solar Car Competition, summer programs, guest lectures, and field trips.
Build structures, test their strength, and see how physical and mathematical principles contribute to the structural strength of a design in Structures: Design and Testing.
Explore manufacturing science, engineering, and prototype part production in Manufacturing Engineering.
The Holy Solars
Kent School's Solar Car Challenge team, the Holy Solars, was formed in the 2019-2020 school year and has already established a track record of success through hard work, passionate teamwork, and creativity. The team works out of Kent School's Wentz Engineering Center.
Kent's first entry in the Solar Car Challenge was in the summer of 2021, when the team culminated 14 months of planning, experimenting, and building their car with a decisive victory in their division and took home the Chris Jones Award for displaying the highest level of good sportsmanship.
In 2022, the Holy Solars returned to the Solar Car Challenge and faced a more competitive field, yet still won their division by a wide margin.
Founded in 1993, The Solar Car Challenge is a project-based STEM Initiative designed to motivate students in science and engineering and increase alternative energy awareness. To compete, teams build solar cars before displaying and driving them at a closed-track event at the Texas Motor Speedway. Learn more about the Solar Car Challenge on their website.