Monday, June 21, 2010
University students from all over the country can build their team cars by learning technical, engineering and mechanical problem solving as related to designing and building solar cars. These student participants are expected to be the next generations of scientists and engineers who will advance the design and mechanical capabilities of future solar powered vehicles.
The race started with 12 teams on Sunday June 20th. From Broken Arrow OK the participants will race their cars north to the final destination of Naperville IL on Saturday June 26th.
Racers will have to compete the 1,100 mile race against teams from Michigan, Texas, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota and Calgary to name a few.
Sponsors include Caterpillar and Columbia Sportswear.
Here's a map of the race route at American Solar Challenge Route.
Read more at the home page of the American Solar Challenge.