Our team consists of students in multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines and advisors with invaluable experience in engineering systems. All team members are trained in shop safety, electronics safety, and use of basic shop machines, and have the opportunity to learn composite layouts and welding.
How to Join
Adam HinkebeinChief Engineer
Ellie LunteLogistics Manager
Josh SchoonoverDirector of Business
The mechanical sub-team is responsible for designing and building the mechanical components of the car. They craft everything from the car's aerodynamic profile to the pieces of its suspension. The mechanical team also leads in conducting composite lay-ups.
The electrical sub-team designs and constructs the electrical systems on the car. This includes control systems, power systems, and any wiring in the car. The electrical team is currently improving our Maximum Power Point Trackers and Battery Management System as well as the driver display and controls.
The business team is responsible for fundraising, outreach, and the team brand. Team members work together to reach out to companies, schedule appearances at outreach events, and draft team publications. The business team is responsible for the team's social media pages and website, and also works closely with the Logistics team.
Along with designing and building solar vehicles, the Solar Car Team races on both national and world stages. In order to accomplish this, we assembled the Logistics Team which manages the transit of team members, equipment, and solar cars to and from races. In addition, they also manage housing and food for the team when at races and strategy during races.
How To Join
All majors are welcome on our team, if you have a passion for cars, renewable energy, programming, business, or just technology in general, we encourage you to consider joining our talented team.
More information about joining found here