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PROVE Lab: A closer look into the car that will break a world record

When assistant aerospace engineering professor Graham Doig first pitched the idea of designing a solar-powered vehicle that would shatter a world record, he was met with little enthusiasm.Nobody on campus really grasped the idea at first, Doig said. But once he held a meeting with his students to explain, it clicked.“Here we are a year later with dozens of students, a workshop, well over a quarter of a million dollars in funding, sponsorship, donations, etc.,” Doig said in an emailed statement.