Career Day for Girls

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 …

Mechanical Design Meeting

It’s amazing how fast time passes when discussing driver positioning.  Saturday, I was sitting in the computer lab having just modeled a rough ballast box that should hold our maximum required ballast of 30kg of lead shot.  This estimate is based on our lightest driver, Valerie, who weighs in at …

Collaborating with Daniel Prosser

While surfing his RC plane forums in his spare time, Chief Engineer Dan Cornew came across something that he thought we could use for our solar car: a computer program that might help us optimize the aerodynamic design of our car. He contacted Daniel Prosser, a graduate student at Rochester …