How does a group of students end up building a solar car and entering it in an international, collegiate competition? It began with Dan Blakeley, an Army Ranger who was looking to the future, and who would become the leader of Team Sunergy. Inspired to build a solar car by his sustainable transportation instructor, Blakeley found funding and academic support to convert a golf cart from gas to solar power, build a race car prototype, and learn from everyone and every opportunity he could find.
What is this competition, anyway? An international event that involves designing, building and racing solar vehicles, the competition is two-fold. It is comprised of the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) and the American Solar Challenge (ASC).
Appalachian State University history majors find dream jobs in Vegas discover a fellow Mountaineer, just a cubicle away
July 4, 2016
Are there jobs for a history major? You bet! The opportunities are rife. Learn how two Appalachian graduates from the Department of History found dream jobs and a fellow Mountaineer at the Las Vegas Mob Museum.