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Manufacturing and Electrical Design students at Western Colorado Community College designed and built solar cars out of foam and balsa wood. They raced these Thursday, January 31, 2008, on a magnetized track. Boone Olearain said that he's never been so exited about something so slow. Students at the high school and college levels in this class were divided into three different groups. They spent four days on these cars and plan to refine their designs in the coming weeks. This project was paid for by a grant from the National Science foundation. The purpose of the grant, Assistant Technical Professor John Sluder said, "is to teach students about team building."