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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007

Wednesday the houses were closed to the public so that the teams could continue with their contests, which included washing more towels, boiling more water, two more shower tests and driving the electric cars. During these tests, temperature and humidity measurements continued to determine if the heating/cooling systems were performing to specifications.

The Aggies did well on the contests on Tuesday, finishing in second place on the appliance contests and managed to get 50 miles on their car verses 40 on Monday. This moved their status up one notch to 15th place from 16th place on Monday, now ahead of 16th-place Cincinnati, Carnegie Mellon (17th), MIT (18th), Missouri-Rolla (19th) and Lawrence Tech (20th). Maryland, Darmstadt and Penn State were ranked first, second and third overall on Wednesday morning. The University of Texas was sitting at fifth place.

On Wednesday, the University of Maryland won the lighting contest. Darmstadt finished second, and Montreal, third. The Aggies finished 17th on the lighting contest right behind MIT and ahead of Cincinnati, Puerto Rico, and Georgia Tech.

On Thursday, the winner for the marketing contest will be announced and the houses will be open to the public. Also, the engineering jury will tour the houses to interview each team’s understanding of their design. Appliance contests and measurements will continue, and more miles will be logged on the electric cars. The Aggies should do well on the engineering contest, as evidenced by their second-place finish on the appliance test. Check back tomorrow for details.


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