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( June 29, 1999)
SUNRAYCE ’ 99 COMES TO AN END IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Tech’s Solar Motion Team Ends On An Up- Turn!
Tuesday, June 29 marks the last day of competition for Sunrayce ’ 99 after ten days and 1300 miles of racing. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s ( SDSM& T) Solar Motion Team closed out the competition on a positive note: they finished 7th out of 29 in day 9 competition. Unofficial overall results place Tech in 25th place with a total elapsed time of 89: 39: 23, and a total average speed of 15.88 mph.
The top three finishers in Sunrayce ’ 99 were in 3rd place, Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology; in 2nd place, Queen’s University; and coming in 1st place was the University of Missouri- Rolla.
This year’s race began in our nations capital, Washington D. C. on June 20, and concluded today, June 29, at Epcot in Orlando, Florida. Twenty- nine competitors traveled through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida with one rest day on June 25.
Sunrayce was created in 1990 by General Motors ( GM) and the Department of Energy to promote educational excellence in science, engineering, and mathematics by offering students a valuable hands- on educational opportunity. This year’s Sunrayce was sponsored by GM, the Department of Energy, and Electronic Data Systems Corp.
Team members on Tech’s Solar Motion Team include: team leader senior Ken Harding of Newell, Mechanical Engineering; seniors Jon Busby of Yankton, Angie Monheim of Rapid City, Electrical Engineering; senior Tony Bader of Hillsboro MO, Metallurgical Engineering; sophomore Matt Mitzel of Gillette WY, Electrical Engineering; freshman Josh Ruzzo of Yankton, Computer Science; junior Brendan Getz of Sidney MT, Computer Engineering; sophomore Zane Green of Sundance WY, Computer Science; freshmen Craig Berens of Chancellor, and Chris Hofer of Freeman, Computer Engineering; seniors Will Kroll of Corbett OR, and Nick Svalstad of Hermosa, Mechanical Engineering; and sophomore Nick Vosberg of Lake Elmo MN, Geology.
For more information about Sunrayce ‘ 99 visit the Sunrayce website at www. sunrayce. com/ sunrayce.
( I: univrel/ pressrel/ 0699 Sunrayce ’ 99 Unofficial results)
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