Appalachian’s first solar vehicle — Apperion — featured in 2019 Triangle SciTech Expo

Fourth grade student Lance Shepherd, a young admirer of science and technology who attends Audrey W. Garrett Elementary School in Mebane, had a chance encounter with Apperion — the premier solar car of Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy — when the car was installed Monday in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Apperion is one of more than 50 exhibits to be featured in the museum’s 2019 Triangle SciTech Expo Saturday. The expo showcases the state’s advancements in various technologies and scientific disciplines, and assembles scientists and technical professionals from both industry and universities to engage visitors of all ages in the world of STEM.

Apperion, Appalachian’s first solar vehicle, is one of over 50 exhibits in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ 2019 Triangle SciTech Expo. The car completed top-three finishes in the 2016 and 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix, and placed sixth in the 2016 American Solar Challenge. Photo by Chase Reynolds
Published: Jun 3, 2019 10:03am