Photo credit: Bob Phelan
As some of you know, this past weekend was Engineers' Week at the St. Louis Science Center. Most of the Student Design groups came out to display their projects. Our team was a big hit at the event, seeing as Missouri S&T / Rolla is well know for it's Solar Car Team. Many people asked about the car, asking general questions along the lines of speed, weight, etc; while others who were more knowledgeable asked more detailed questions about the array or batteries. Both Matt Bloom and John Oster were there answering these questions and showing off the car to the masses the entire weekend. A lot of people were impressed with the car when we told them that the car on display was the 2003 national champion in the NASC race. A lot of kids wanted to sit in the car, and we were happy to oblige, leading to a bunch of parents taking photos of their child in the car. All in all, it was a successful and rewarding weekend, and a good opportunity for the university to get more recognition of the new Missouri S&T name.