Solar Miner, Missouri S&T’s entry in the 2016 American Solar Challenge, ended the second stage of racing with a stop at Republic High School. Solar Miner placed fourth in the 1,975-mile race from Ohio to South Dakota this past summer.
The race route included stops at national parks and historic sites throughout the Midwest. S&T received two of the three design awards presented during the competition: Best Solar Array and Best Electrical Design. Pictured above is Jesse Cureton, a senior in computer engineering from Bonne Terre, Mo., and leader of the Solar Car Design Team.