Simon Hauger Founder
Simon Hauger is the Principal of the Workshop School, a project-based high school in the School District of Philadelphia. Simon has a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science in Instruction from Drexel University. In 1998, he began the innovative Electric Vehicle Program where he led students in designing, building, and competing with alternative fuel vehicles. Through the Team's participation in the Automotive X PRIZE Simon was able to show the world the potential of the students to whom he has dedicated his career. In 2010, President Barack Obama recognized the accomplishments of Simon and the EVX Team. In 2011, Simon co-founded, the Sustainability Workshop, an alternative senior year program for students from three School District of Philadelphia public high schools that operated as a partnership with the School District, the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub and Drexel University. The Workshop was located at The Navy Yard in South Philly. After the success of the Sustainability Workshop, the School Reform Commission established the Workshop School as a grades 9 through 12 high school where students continue to build cutting edge alternative fuel vehicles with Simon’s guidance.