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Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three

The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read

Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two

The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Chae Woo Lim hops in Novum to drive the second leg of day one from Katherine to Daly Waters.

Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one

Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Novum completes the hot lap as the team cheers on the sidelines.

Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours

One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read
Driver, Nate Silverman drips with sweat after driving Novum.

­­­In the hot seat | T-minus 35 hours

It’s the day before pole placement is determined for the start of the race. Go inside the team’s garage and meet the drivers.|Medium Read
The solar car parked in the Outback.

The mock race | T-minus 9 days

Eight long days in the desert strengthened our team and tested our rigor|Short Read
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
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
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