Materials Engineering senior, Matt Goode, from Coggon, Iowa has been leading over 100 students within PrISUm, the solar car team at Iowa State University, in developing the world’s first solar utility vehicle (SUV) named Penumbra. This vehicle will compete in the cruiser class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to race across the Australian … Continue reading Project Director and innovative student leader of MSE guides PrISUm to completion of the world’s first solar utility vehicle
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
Members of the Order of the Knoll got to talk with students and check out Team PrISUm’s solar car on Friday, October 4, during an ISU Foundation event. The team talked about the potential of solar power as an alternative to non-renewable fuel sources and showed guests the ins and outs of the car.
Members of Iowa State University’s solar car team are in the midst of taking their unique, three-wheeled vehicle on a tour of Iowa. After racing to a fourth place finish at the Formula Sun Grand Prix, Team PrISUm is now taking the solar car across Iowa as part of the Sun Run Tour, visiting schools and … Continue reading Solar car on the road across Iowa
Anthelion finally proved it’s a quick and reliable solar race car. On the third and final day of this year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix for student-designed and student-built solar cars, Team PrISUm raced for another 156 laps around a nearly one-mile section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. That was good enough to maintain the team’s hold … Continue reading Anthelion shows its speed and races to fourth in Formula Sun Grand Prix
The students of Team PrISUm were feeling good about the start to this year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team qualified sixth and began the day recording lap times near the top of the grid. The electrical problems that had plagued Anthelion (the $250,000 solar race car is named after the rare halo … Continue reading Solar car hits the race pace, but is slowed by chassis repairs
Team PrISUm, Iowa State’s solar car racing team, will be back on track in early May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix is part of the speedway’s Emerging Tech Day, a special event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Read the full story from ISU News Service Read … Continue reading Solar car team ready to race at 100th anniversary of Indy 500
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a series of student profiles written by students in JLMC 321, Public Relations Writing. Our thanks to the authors, to senior lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch, to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, and to the subjects. Read Part I , Part II and Part III.) Kate Lindley … Continue reading About students, by students (Part IV)