Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

NUsolar at the Evanston Green Living Festival

Posted: 26th September 2011 by Alex Zhu in Events

We showed off our solar car at the Evanston Green Living Festival on Saturday. SC5 was parked in the circle drive of the Evanston Ecology Center alongside electric bicycles and an electric car by Ecological Products, a representative from I-GO Car Sharing, a Chevy Volt provided by Phillips Chevrolet, home wind and solar power installations [...]

Blood, sweat and sun at The Skokie School

Posted: 10th June 2011 by Rose Pastore in Events

A peppy group went to The Skokie School in Winnetka on Wednesday to talk about the solar car and engineering with the school’s fifth graders. Jess Sudo drove SC5 to the school, with Matthew Filak, Dan Cornew, Jonathan Cook, Nacho Estrada and I in the lead and chase vehicles. The right front tire went flat [...]

Kenilworth Memorial Day Parade

Posted: 23rd May 2011 by Rose Pastore in Events

Yesterday the team was honored to march in the Kenilworth Memorial Day Parade (held this weekend so that the local Boy Scouts can have a three-day campout during the actual Memorial Day weekend.) There are now dozens of children who know a lot more about solar power and engineering than they did before Sunday. Add [...]

$10 tickets for NU Day at Wrigley!

Posted: 21st May 2011 by Jonathan Cook in Events

The Northwestern University Solar Car Team is selling $10 tickets for NU Day at Wrigley! Only 20 tickets are available – on a first come, first served basis. The team’s award-winning solar car will be on display outside the stadium. Purchase includes exclusive access, and a photo of you sitting in the solar car! Email [...]

Day 2 Recap at the Formula Sun Grand Prix

Posted: 6th May 2011 by Michael Sherer in Events, Race Preparation

Tomorrow is the final day of the Formula Sun Grand Prix, and it looks like we’re in for a dramatic finish. After a successful scrutineering process and two days of racing, NUsolar stands in second place only 30 laps behind the lead. We’re also part of a fierce battle for second, holding only a two [...]

Fun in the Sun at the Skokie Spring Greening

Posted: 14th April 2011 by Michael Sherer in Events

We went to our first outreach of the quarter this past weekend at Niles North High School as part of the Skokie Spring Greening event. The car attracted a lot of attention from people young and old. We talked to people about everything from the basics of solar energy to the details of our electrical [...]

Career Day for Girls

Posted: 27th February 2011 by Kristin Landry in Events

Yesterday, NUSolar teamed up with Northwestern Formula Racing (NUFSAE) to introduce middle school girls to engineering as part of Career Day for Girls, put on by The Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  As part of the event, girls got to tour various labs on campus, and we got to be on two of these tours.  [...]

Life is very hectic right now.  We are leaving for texas in 4 days, but first we have to take all our finals and finish all our projects. Scrutineering for The American Solar Challenge begins on June 12th and ends on June 15th.  This is especially tight for us northwestern students since the last day [...]

The Brookfield Zoo Green Expo

Posted: 7th May 2010 by Dan Cornew in Events, General Info

Monkeys and elephants were not the only animals at The Brookfield Zoo this weekend. The rowdy members of NUsolar courageously stood next to the lions and bears proud to present SC5 at the zoo’s Green Expo this past weekend. The zoo had us put the car in the middle of a plaza near the big [...]