Missouri University of Science and Technology has crossed the finish line in the American Solar Challenge. The university’s car, Solar Miner VII, reached the finish line in Naperville, Ill., at 1:01 p.m. Saturday.
The University of Michigan placed first in the race, which started Sunday, June 20, in Broken Arrow, OKla. Seventeen teams were entered but several dropped out along the 1,200-mile route, which went through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
Unofficially, the University of Minnesota placed second, followed closely by a team from Germany, Stanford University and Missouri S&T. For detailed race results, go to the American Solar Challenge website. Additional information is available at Experience This! (S&T’s student design blog) and the Solar Car Team blog.
Missouri S&T’s Solar Car Team has previously won two solar car racing championships, in 1999 and 2003. The team wishes to thank all of its supporters and sponsors, including the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, one of the most consistent sponsors of the solar car program at S&T.