Last month, teams of collegestudents raced their solar-powered cars though four states in theMidwest. Students from all over the world designed, built and drove solar-powered cars in the competition.
The American Solar Challenge 2010 (ASC2010) took off from Broken Arrow,Oklahoma, on June 20th and ended in the Chicago suburb of Naperville onJune 26, 2010. Last weekend, the cars made a stop in theBloomington/Normal area before heading to Naperville. My nephew was onhand to snap a few photos.
First place – University ofMichigan’s solar-powered Infinium was the first to reach the finish line at 2 hours and 12 minutes ahead of the second place winner. With anaverage speed of 40 mph, this was Michigan’s third straightchampionship.
2nd place winner was University of Minnesota #35, the Centaurus 2
3rd place winner was super-cool Hochschule Bochum #10, SolarWorld.
4th Place – Stanford University#16
5th Place – Missouri UniversityS&T #42
6th Place – Calgary #65
7th Place – Kaohsiung #95
8th Place – State University ofNew York New Paltz #28
9th Place – Kentucky University #3
10th Place – NorthwesternUniversity #11
11th Place – Iowa State #9
12th Place – Texas Austin #88
13th Place – Illinois State #5
University of Michigan received the Array Award.
University of Minnesota received the Electrical Engineering Award
University of Calgary received the Mechanical Engineering Award
University of Kentucky won the Adversity Award
New Paltz won Teamwork Award
University of Minnesota, University of Calgary and NorthwesternUniversity all won the Sportsmanship Award
And Illinois State University won the Espirt de Corps Award forhosting the Normal State Stop, “complete with activities for thecommunity and teams in addition to an army of great volunteers.
Photos courtesy of :
Tyler Carmack, University of Michigan, and ASC2010
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