Dr. Gary Vliet has been a solar advocate, educator and designer for over 30 years. He is a retired University of Texas professor who conducted solar research and educated many mechanical engineers on details related to solar designs. He led the first UT team to design, build and race a road-worthy solar car in the national collegiate competition. He is now providing workshops for elementary school classes, building model solar cars, writing, and generally discussing solar energy. He recently had a book signing at the Posse East in Austin for his new book titled: “Texas on This Day”. Dr. Vliet will be discussing the book and his history of involvement in solar energy.