The first day I drove my electric car was one of the happiest of my life and the end of a project that turned out to be more about what I learned than what I built. It was the day that I had worked all summer for, through the heat, sweat, grime and setbacks. The project provided a great challenge and confirmed my interest in science and engineering. The accomplishment made me more confident, grateful and resilient. I will remember this project for the rest of my life.