Testing Underway!

After a brief scare involving the motor last week, sc5 is up and running. We decided it was at last time to take the car out onto the road and test it while getting our new drivers some experience. The day began with a trip to Sugar Grove, Illinois where …

The Brookfield Zoo Green Expo

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 …

Reminiscing about my two years with the team…

Dear reader, In the simplest of terms, NU Solar Team is composed of undergraduate students that design, build, promote, and rayce solar cars.  (get it? sun ray…). Yet, as I thought about what I wanted to post today, it occurred to me that this summer would be my 3rd time participating …

Driver Training

Yesterday, we ran the car for the first time since the fall.  Everything was working well; no mechanical or electrical mishaps. Max (our most experienced driver) showed Kristen, Jess, and Valerie the ins and outs of it all. They did a couple of laps in the parking lot and then …

Environmental Advocacy

Through outreach at local schools, presence at environmental fairs and festivals, and placement in exhibits, the team helps to promote awareness of the environmental issues facing today’s society, and inspire youth to pursue an engineering education. tehe