Kenilworth Memorial Day Parade

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 …

$10 tickets for NU Day at Wrigley!

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 …

Everything you need to know about FSGP 2011

It’s been a little more than a week since the team’s dramatic third place finish in the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But our shiny trophy doesn’t tell the whole story. This was our car’s fourth and final competition. And with a brand new electrical …

Day 2 Recap at the Formula Sun Grand Prix

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 …

Introducing the race crew!

Ever wondered about the faces behind NUsolar?  Last week I checked in with all 12 of the team members who are now representing Northwestern at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and asked them a few questions about the upcoming race. Without further ado, the 2011 FSGP Race Crew: Jess Sudo Sophomore, …

Race team hits the road for Indy

Yesterday was a frenzy of packing, cleaning and last-minute repairs to get the team and SC5 ready to depart this morning for Indianapolis. The race crew will leave this morning on the four hour drive to FSGP 2011 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. First round of scrutineering is at 4 …