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The crew sits down at the hostel dinner table to eat chicken pita wraps.

The grocers | T-minus 29 days

Hungry for din, and even more for the win |Short Read

Hurricane Irma: Engineering researchers involved in forecasts and more

Michigan Engineering professors offer insights into the storm and discuss the ways in which they’re tracking it.|Medium Read
Front door to Hangar 107

Hangar 107 | T-minus 31 days

New work space, same work ethic |Short Read
Race crew group photo at the Parafield Airport,

Arrival | T-minus 36 days

Now that we’re here, it’s crunch time | 36 days until the start of the race |Short Read
Solar car inside shipping container.

Shipping Novum

An all-nighter, the ultimate checklist and a dash to the airport. Shipping a solar car is so much more complicated than you could imagine.|Short Read
Novum is positioned in a cavernous wind tunnel facility.

In the wind tunnel

Novum goes in, valuable strategic data comes out.|Medium Read
A river floods over a city street.

Atmospheric rivers

Michigan researchers have developed a series of animations to predict when atmospheric rivers will impact land, allowing for better preparation for extreme weather events. |Short Read
Gluing solar cells to the array canopy.

Don’t touch the array

Breaking a six-year stretch of using silicon solar cells, Novum is crowned with the most efficient multijunction gallium arsenide cells in team history. |Medium Read
Janice Lau, Race Operations Engineer works on Novum's carbon fiber body.

Better ingredients. Better performance.

In many ways, Novum is a product of team firsts. On the surface, its caliber of multijunction gallium arsenide solar cells and small array set it apart from anything they’ve ever built. But what’s beneath the surface is equally innovative. |Short Read

Antarctic iceberg: Researchers explain what might happen next

An iceberg the size of Delaware detached from an ice shelf in the Southern Ocean. |Medium Read
Novum solar car

Overview: Solar Car Team goes small to win big at World Solar Challenge

Meet Novum: a long, skinny, single-fairing solar car|Medium Read

If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?

Richard B. Rood, CLaSP professor, discusses the current state of climate change. |Medium Read