Newsletter 13: Back to school

31 - 01 - 2016

 

 

Solar Team Eindhoven Newsletter #13

NEWSLETTER 13: BACK TO SCHOOL  

DOWN TO EARTH

We arrived at Schiphol on the 17th of December 2015. The same place we said goodbye to our family and friends on the 25th and 26st of August that same year. We are back in Eindhoven after almost 4 months of adventure, with our peak by winning the World Solar Challenge. We will never forget that day.

Our adventure continued in China. With the Stella Lux goes Shanghai tour, we showed the car of the future to the people of Shanghai. A great experience for us, our partners who made this tour possible and all the Chinese people we spoke to.

Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with a holiday after more then one year of hard work. Trips to New-Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Dubai were planned by the various team members.

Being back home for one month, we have had the time to process this great experience. The first of February we start our master studies. The time that Solar Team Eindhoven is our first priority will be over. Nevertheless, we will always stay connected to the project to see the car of the future become reality.

STELLA LUX GOES SHANGHAI  

As said, we went with Stella Lux to Shanghai. It was a great success for multiple parties. Let our visit be the start of the final days that China lives in smog. The video below shows a compilation of our trip in Shanghai.

 

CEREMONIES  

From the moment everybody knew that we would return as world champions, we received invitations for multiple ceremonies. We were first mentioned at the New Year speach of the Chairman of the Executive Board of our university, Jan Mengelers. Next was a ceremony at the Brainport New Year’s reception. Finally it was the turn of our parents to celebrate us all together.

BRAINPORT RECEPTION

The 5th of January, Stella, Stella Lux and both teams who made them were invited at the New Year’s reception of Brainport region Eindhoven. In front ouf our partners, family and other companies in the Brainport Region, the team was honored with their performance by Jan Mengelers and the mayor of Eindhoven Rob van Gijzel. This night was closed by a personal gift of Sylvester Andriessen.

PROUD PARENTS

Our parents wanted to show us how proud they are. On Friday the 22nd of January, they organized a ceremony for the entire team. While having a tasty bite and a drink we listened to Dan Bekker, Carlo van de Weijer and Ton Backx their speeches. Great to hear so much lovely words of everybody that evening. 

WHAT’S NEXT?

We will continue our study in February this year. This does not mean that we stop with the project.  The next months we will be busy with:

  • Making a documentary about the next step towards the car of the future
  • Gathering a new team that will continue the project
  • Organising an event in honor of our partners
  • Sending the Solar Mile Club members their rewards
  • Visiting various events, from the BZT show in Hilversum to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The last news about these events can be followed through our websiteFacebook, Twitter and the newsletter of course!

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