NUsolar Returns for Fall Quarter 2015

It’s a new year at Northwestern, and new years bring new friends, new challenges, and new cars. This year NUsolar will be designing our seventh solar car as well as preparing SC6 for its final and long-awaited race. We will be increasing our involvement in outreach and publicity events, with …

FSGP 2015 Race Participation Canceled

Dear All, This is the last kind post we ever wanted to make on this blog. Unfortunately, our car, SC6, will not be able to participate in this month’s Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, TX. While testing some new temperature sensor boards in June, we shorted four controllers on our Battery Protection System …

NUsolar Spring Testing Trip Video

Medill Freshman Hangda Zhang did a journalism project involving our team, and she let us use her footage of one of our spring testing trips to put together this short video.

Medill Student Reports on NUsolar

Medill Student Hangda Zhang put together a nice multi-media report on one of our recent testing trips. You can read her article here. NUsolar is a very eclectic team, and we really enjoy being able to reach out across schools and interact with other students. That wouldn’t be possible without …

Outreach and Education Events

This winter NUsolar will be hosting several outreach events in local Chicgo-area schools. Later this February we will be traveling to Orrington Elementary school to talk to give a hour-long presentation on the solar car. This is a really exciting opportunity to get young children interested in STEM and talk …

NUSolar Back In Action For Winter Quarter!

NUSolar is back in action for Winter Quarter! Last Quarter, NUSolar hit 80% of its project milestones, surpassed its expectation of grant funding, and found a new sponsor. This quarter, we aim to work on the SC6’s Steering Wheel Board, Driver Control board, among other items. So far, the SC6 …

We’re Back!

It’s time to get back to work again: another exciting school year has started. This year NU solar is focusing on preparing SC6 for FSGP 2015 where we hope to be highly competitive. We are also begining the design process for our next car SC7! This next generation solar vehicle …

Sunday Excursion in SC6

As the final weeks of the school year wrap up, we have finlly begun to seriously test SC6. On Saturday, following our weekly work session we took the car out on the first on-road excursion that it has been on in three years–top shell and all. The car performed very …

Back on the Road

NUSolar is back on the road (almost)! After a long and cold winter quarter, the sunshine is greatly appreciated by both SC6 and the rest of the team. Over the past four weeks we have had the car out and about under its own power several times. Work on the …