The Christmas and New Year’s break is slowly coming to an end. Some of us still have some weeks left before we start school whereas some of us start next week. It’s been great to have some time off, really relax and upload for coming events.
Behind us we have 2016. One third has passed. Between August and December we – 22 students and entrepreneurs – have worked with designing a solar car, shaping a prototype, finding sponsors, making contacts, showing ourselves at Elmia Subcontractor, creating a new webpage and making ourselves heard. Inter alia. All of us have done our best and we’d like to thank our sponsors, project leaders and other helpful people for making our way to Australia easier. However, the adventure has only started and we’ve got two thirds left.
In October – yes, this year! – we are going to attend the event that all of us have been waiting for: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a world championship for solar cars in Australia. We aim for top-ten and to get there we have a lot of work to do. We’re going to build our solar car Solveig, keep on finding people and companies that want to help us, make the logistics go together and arrange an event when the car is finally done. These are just some of the tasks that we have ahead of us.
Well, you know the saying: 2017 – new year, new opportunities. Even though we have lots to do the year is finally here and now it’s just to give all we’ve got – we can do this! Because… we’re not just students, we’re JUST students.
Happy new year!
JUST = Jönköping University Solar Team