Dateline: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 27, 6 p.m. — Mercury I, the Illinois State Physics department’s first ever solar car entry, pulled in to Calgary, completing the North American Solar Car Challenge (NASC) race! Officially placing 18th out of 42 teams originally entered and 20 teams that qualified, the ISU team considers this first solar car race a major success and looks forward to improvements for next year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix and the 2007 NASC.

Congratulations to our talented Physics students and faculty! See for photos, race details, and notes from the road.