Tag: Hyperion

Iowa State’s solar cars wow students at North Fayette Valley

Iowa State University’s solar cars  inspire imagination and discussion at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. North Fayette Valley science and I-Tech students met and interacted with college engineering students while asking questions about the solar car program on Monday. During the meeting, PrISUm team member Jeff Christensen, a junior in mechanical engineering, cruised around … Continue reading Iowa State’s solar cars wow students at North Fayette Valley

Team PrISUm visits Channel 13

A team of Iowa State University students is back after a three-week competition fueled by the sun. Team prISUm took its solar car Hyperion for Channel 13 to test drive Friday morning on Today in Iowa. The team came in second in the American Solar Challenge earlier this month. It’s a 1,650-mile road race from Rochester, New … Continue reading Team PrISUm visits Channel 13

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Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

Two big projects are crowding the Team PrISUm garage this summer. Walk in and the left side of the garage is full of 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of polyurethane foam. The student-engineers of Team PrISUm are gluing the sheets together to build big blocks that will be machined, sanded and polished into molds. The molds will help … Continue reading Team PrISUm hopes for Texas heat at this summer’s Formula Sun Grand Prix

Hyperion’s reliability earns Team PrISUm a second place finish

Hyperion cruised across the St. Paul finish line Saturday for a second place finish despite a rainy morning. Waking to gloomy skies and steady rain, Team PrISUm got off to a slow start as it left LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The team decided to take today’s final leg of the American Solar Car Challenge cautiously, seeing the … Continue reading Hyperion’s reliability earns Team PrISUm a second place finish