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College of Engineering dean Jeff Goldberg sits in solar-powered car Mallory while race team member Wei-Ren Ng guides him through the controls.

Commemoration to Honor Solar Team

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Commemoration to Honor Solar Team

May 6, 2010
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The Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy hosts a public event to honor the achievements of students involved with the Arizona Solar Car Team.

The Solar Car Team's prototype car, "Mallory," managed to travel what is estimated to be the equivalent of 3,149 miles on one gallon during a major nationwide competition earlier this year.

To commemorate the team's achievement, the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy, or AzRISE, hosted a celebratory event May 10 in the University of Arizona Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building's courtyard, located at 1130 N. Mountain Ave.

The eight-member team of UA students competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2010 competition, which was held in March. The students were asked to design, build and operate a fuel-efficient vehicle that was then raced in Houston.

"People love looking at this car," said Jacquelyn Jackson, the communicaitons director for AzRISE.

"The event will allow people to get a first hand look," Jackson said. "While they did not win the challenge, they did break records."