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Maggie Ford, engineering director of the Stanford Solar Car Project, demos a solar car with her team at a September activities fair at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., on September 28, 2018. Every two years, the student team designs, builds and races a solar car in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback. Stanford University has had a large influence on the development of Silicon Valley.

Maggie Ford, engineering director of the Stanford Solar Car Project, demos a solar car with her team at a September activities fair at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., on September 28, 2018. Every two years, the student team designs, builds and races a solar car in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback. Stanford University has had a large influence on the development of Silicon Valley.