|Image courtesy of the University of Alberta EcoCar Team|
Leading up to 2016 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Detroit, our team was hard at work finishing up our second ever hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Alice. The mechanical team was busy finishing putting together our carbon fibre aeroshell (the outer “shell” of Alice), while the electrical team was busy debugging our electrical systems. The night before our unveiling, which I had been planning for months, the car still was not ready. That night, 9 or 10 members of our team worked until 5:00 a.m. to make Alice ready for our reveal, where over 1 900 members of our campus and community would come to see our new car on display. These team members’ hard work and dedication to the team, just weeks before finals, just goes to show how much this project has meant to us.