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CSE American Solar Challenge Finish Line Celebration

Date: 07/28/2014

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Victory Lot, 2302 6th St. SE

Cost: Free and open to the public


The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team is racing its solar-powered car in the 2014 American Solar Challenge, a 1,700-mile race starting in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 21 and ending at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis Campus, Victory Lot on Monday, July 28. Download Victory Lot map (pdf).

Join Goldy Gopher, alumni, sponsors and other supporters in cheering on the team as they cross the finish line! Meet at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering tent to get your spirit supplies and connect with alumni and supporters.

The University of Minnesota is among 24 teams from around the world competing this year in the American Solar Challenge. Other teams include MIT, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech, to name a few. The University of Minnesota's team has traditionally finished among the top teams in the race and hopes to do the same with its current car--#35 Centarus III.

Centaurus III includes a newly revamped electrical system, improved aerodynamics, and new safety features. The car is just over 3 feet tall, about 16 feet long and nearly 6 feet wide. It weighs just under 400 pounds.


  • Name: Megan Orr
  • E-mail: mlorr@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-3767
  • Sponsored by: College of Science and Engineering


Convenient parking is located in several nearby ramps and surface lots. Click here to download a parking map.

More information: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/itcomm/events/2014/07/cse_american_solar_challenge_f.php

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the event sponsor.

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