So It Begins…

DSC_0397Two weeks ago yesterday, the Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team unveiled the beautiful new “Nest Home,” S&T’s entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon.
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Some 200 people showed up to tour the new home and hear team leader Mary Puleo and PR director Steve Rusakiewicz tell how their S&T education is guiding them toward solving energy challenges of the future.DSC_0642

It took another week to disassemble the structure and load it on trucks for the 1,800-mile trip to Irvine, CA, and an additional week to wrap up classwork, finish up DSC_0722last-minute details for the Decathlon, then drive (or fly) to Orange County.

An hour from now registration and team meeting begin in the Orange County Great Park, site of the soon-to-be-built solar community. The house should have arrived at the staging site a few hours ago, so the crew will check on that, take a VERY deep breath, and prepare for over week of very long hours, very hard work, and no time off. But it WILL be fun!

Sound like a typical week for your average S&T undergrad….