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Advancing Business Through Technology. Bored Engineers. And “Like Trying To Catch A Blender!”


So said one member of S&T's Formula SAE Team when it was time to recover the "flying menu." But if that was the scariest thing at Saturday's S&T Autocross Invitational, then it was a pretty good day. Purdue, Wichita State, Toledo, … [Continue reading]

Christmas In September

Yeah, it's a cliche, but we're not talking about Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas decorations on store shelves before the summer even ends. It's a fact of life that design team students must project their manufacturing/material needs many … [Continue reading]



Opening Week at Missouri S&T means over a thousand wide-eyed freshmen running hither and yon, moving into dorms and having fun in everything from parties to academic workshops, Project X to a pig roast, all under the loving and watchful eyes of … [Continue reading]

Solar Miner VIII Rallies, Takes 7th


The American Solar Challenge, the biennial road/highway endurance test for cars and teams alike, wrapped up today at the University of Minnesota campus. Solar car racing events, whether the annual track race or the biennial road journey, are … [Continue reading]

40 Laps. 137 Miles. Under Full Cloud Cover


Not bad, not bad at all! A near-faultless drive by Devin Valamores and Austin Homesly, and a very dependable car that vanquished The Hill. The entertainment was on the straightaway and The Hill. Everywhere else it was "slow and steady" to … [Continue reading]

The Little Red Solar Car That (Finally) Could!


Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is the underdog, the team everyone is pulling for. Rumor is they use an old motor that makes a heckuva racket, but that just doesn't have the "oomph!" They've attacked The Hill over and cover again to no … [Continue reading]

It’s Good To Be Back!


Hill? What hill? Solar Miner VIII took the hill from hell as if it wasn't even there. No 200-yard running start, no hesitating, no fear, just boys-will-be-boys pedal to the carbon fiber and jaws dropped all over the paddock. #42 has been … [Continue reading]

At Dawn They Ride!


If the damned rain ever quits………….. … [Continue reading]

The Hill Of Death Eats Solar Cars

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Problem #1: Straight out of the pits is the Mt Everest of solar car racing. The Hill. Most teams entering the track have to go in the opposite direction, turn around, and get a 200-yard running start to have a good chance of making it to turn #1. … [Continue reading]