PrISUm: Changing the future of transportation

Team PrISUm finishes nearly 2,000 miles of racing in seventh, wins two achievement awards

Cloud cover slows Team PrISUm, team has to haul Phaëton 2 to Scotts Bluff

Team PrISUm enjoys sunny skies and a (mostly) quiet drive to Topeka

More Team PrISUm highs and lows: Solar car cruises, arrives seconds late to checkpoint, drops wheel in ditch

Team PrISUm races nearly 300 miles on the day, runs out of charge 5 miles from stage stop

Team PrISUm solves another problem, races well, looks forward to a quiet night

Another up and down day for Team PrISUm, but Phaëton 2 does hit the speed limit

Team PrISUm qualifies ninth for American Solar Challenge, believes it has found speed

Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss awarded teaching fellowship

Teaching high school science is usually not a career recent engineering graduates pursue. But for Iowa State alumnus Dan Voss, teaching and engineering has been a perfect fit. Voss was recently named a member of the 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. “I have found that my engineering experience has [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s solar car team ready to race 1,800 miles from national park to national park

Iowa State’s solar car team is getting ready to race a qualifying grand prix and then 1,800 miles across the middle of the country. While the team will certainly try to defend last year’s first-ever overall title, there are other goals, too. The team has big ambitions to race across Australia during next year’s World Solar Challenge. And so team members will use this year’s races to test new systems for the car they’ll design and build for the Australian race.

Shaw awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Santosh Shaw, a PhD student in materials science and engineering, was recently awarded a 2016 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Shaw was recognized for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or other light-based science. Working with MSE Assistant Professor Ludovico Cademartiri, Shaw’s research [Continue Reading…]