Four new team members came out yesterday to test the car. We drove it around our usual haunts – Green Bay Road and Sheridan. Nothing broke, so the new kids perhaps didn’t learn much.
Matt Felz is a freshman from Buffalo Grove, Ill. He’s a mechanical engineering major and joined the team to gain skills. “It’s a good time over here,” he said.
Junior Esther Wolff is from Evanston, Ill. She majors in manufacturing and design engineering and said she joined the team to get hands-on experience.
Mihir Boddupalli is a freshman from Naperville, Ill. He hasn’t declared a major yet but knows it will be in engineering. He wants to get some practical experience working with the car. And: “I thought it was cool.”
Ola Okeowo is a freshman from Nigeria. He’s a mechanical engineering major and said he’s excited about the renewable energy aspect of NUsolar. And he loves cars.