The competition, devised and underwritten by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The contests take place in two stages. First, each team is assigned a new car that is rigged with multiple computer and mechanical malfunctions. The student team must then diagnose and repair the “bugs” within two hours.
Next, the students’ theoretical knowledge is tested through a series of challenging one-hour workstation tests especially prepared by Snap-on, Hunter Engineering, Megatech, and the EPA.
At the match-up on Tuesday, February 10, the team from Thomas Edison High School placed third in the intensive competition lasting from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.