While some University of Florida astronomy, aerospace and mechanical engineering students are competing in the nation’s largest science fair in Washington, D.C. a smaller group of students is competing at another event: The American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Human Powered Vehicle competition. While the event has been slightly less publicized around UF, it is well known around the world. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz spoke with team captain Roy Rada, who has been working on the vehicle for two years and is just arriving at the competition in Pennsylvania.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHumanPoweredVehicle.mp3]
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