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Solar car unveiling Nov. 16 before heading to Abu Dhabi

ISU Solar Car Team

The ISU Solar Car Team at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, in July 2014.

The Illinois State University Solar Car Team will hold an unveiling of the Mercury IV solar car on Sunday, Nov. 16, at noon in the foyer of the Science Laboratory Building. Members of the crew will be available to answer questions about the car. The event is open to the public.

The car will be shipped Nov. 17 to Abu Dhabi, to prepare for the first-ever Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge. The team will be competing with “Merc IV” from Jan. 15 to 19, 2015, with 20 other solar car teams from around the world in a 1,200-kilometer race that will start and end in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Illinois State students will be traveling to Abu Dhabi for the race, driving the student-designed vehicle that has seen more than a thousand miles in solar car races in the U.S.

Learn more about the solar car and the race in Abu Dhabi.

For more information, contact Illinois State Solar Car Team President Sarah Noll at Sarah Noll senoll@ilstu.edu.

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