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Weary, but successful

October 19, 2009
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With three long rain-soaked days and numerous hours of solar house Q&A behind us, the consensus on the bus ride home was that sleep was going to be the best thing since virgin Christmases, but that weariness is only with the physical demands associated with the trip. A widespread feeling of success is pervasive amongst the student travelers, and I can’t help but feel that this trip was a resounding victory.

On Saturday, the engineering team met up with a lead researcher from ORNL who agreed to help us with the RFP. We submit our draft to him tomorrow. I personally made contacts with students from Rice and Iowa State, both of whom were willing to share insights on whatever problems should approach UTZero. This networking, this learning, this was the story of our trip. We can definitely compete with some of the schools that have showed up this year, and I can’t help but feel that the others on the project agree.

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