College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ISU team to build street-legal solar car

Team PrISUm, Iowa State’s solar car team, unveiled two advances on April 21. The first was its 2016 version of the solar car which includes a new, more energy-efficient engine. The second advance was plans for a new vehicle in 2017 which will be a four-person, street-legal solar vehicle. The anticipated costs for the 2017 vehicle …Continue reading “ISU team to build street-legal solar car”

Agba works with CIRAS to inform companies about automation possibilities

A new presentation from the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), co-authored by ISU mechanical engineering senior lecturer Emmanuel Agba, seeks to educate company owners about the place automation could have in their business. According to Agba, the presentation was created because of a “gap in communication and understanding of what is needed by manufacturers and what should be provided by system integrators.”

After a brief stop home, Team PrISUm races to finish the American Solar Challenge

[jwplayer mediaid=”17282″] Team PrISUm raced more than 180 miles today – at speeds reaching up to 50 miles per hour – to arrive in third at the Ames checkpoint of the American Solar Challenge. After much anticipation, Iowa State’s solar car Phaeton and its escorts drove into Iowa State Center parking lots where they were …Continue reading “After a brief stop home, Team PrISUm races to finish the American Solar Challenge”

Fourth place finish gives PrISUm team future inspiration

The Anthelion, a solar car created by Iowa State’s PrISUm solar car team, finished fourth in the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix at at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The PrISUm team competed from May 2 to May 6. Evan Stumpges, PrISUm project director and senior in mechanical engineering, didn’t mind attending the Formula Sun Grand …Continue reading “Fourth place finish gives PrISUm team future inspiration”