|[August 27, 2013]
Mouser Electronics-Sponsored Team Wins Awards in Solar Car Challenge
DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Electronics, Inc., a top global distributor of semiconductors and
electronic components, today congratulates the Ben Barber solar racing
team of Mansfield, Texas, as winners of the State Energy Conservation
Award from the State of Texas.
The Conservation Award, presented to the solar car team displaying
outstanding engineering excellence, was awarded at the conclusion of the Solar
Car Challenge, a week-long race that began in Fort Worth and ended
July 30 in Los Angeles. The team also received a special proclamation
from the Texas State Senate. The Challenge includes driving time of
approximately 880 miles, spanning Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and
California with check points, rest stops and overnight stays for the
students along the way.
The Ben Barber solar racing team, sponsored by Mouser Electronics for
the second straight year, also finished 5th overall in the Solar Car
Challenge in a field of 14 teams, who hailed from as far away as New
York and California.
Cristian Almendariz, a senior at Mansfield High who was both an engineer
and driver on the Ben Barber team, was presented the coveted Marks Award
as the Student Most Embodying Solar Racing Spirit.
"Mouser Electronics is proud to support the Ben Barber solar race team,"
said Kevin Hess, Mouser's Vice President ofTechnical Marketing. "We are
very pleased to have a role in this endeavor, and to motivate tomorrow's
engineers to strive and excel in science, technology, engineering and
To learn more about the Solar Car Challenge, visit http://www.mouser.com/solarcarchallenge/.
Mouser's sponsorship of the Ben Barber program included providing the
newest technologies and electronic components for the car, as well as
giving recommendations on development of the vehicle. The Mansfield
team, who call themselves The Shine Runners, used a car from a previous
contest but the teens completely reconstructed it. This year's model,
the Shine Runner II, is 300 pounds lighter, and has a top speed of 52
In addition to its support of Ben Barber Career Tech Academy, Mouser
also sponsors the North Texas FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition
of Science and Technology) robotics team at Ben Barber and annually
supports both the FIRST FRC Dallas Regionals and the FIRST
Championship Event. To learn more about Mouser's educational programs
and dedication to shaping future engineers, visit http://www.mouser.com/educationalsales/.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser
caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What's Next in
advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 20 global support
locations and stocks the world's widest selection of the latest
semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design
projects. Mouser Electronics' website is updated daily and searches more
than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers
available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an
industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific
reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an
award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component
distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and
technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com
features more than 4 million products online from more than 500
manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing
designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the
next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to more
than 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,
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