The Solar Car Team at UVa will bring a new dimension to experiential learning at UVa that will not only elevate the intellect of our students, but also the recognition of UVa Engineering on the national scale. Our team is designing, testing and building a full-sized, solar-powered vehicle to compete in the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix, a national solar car competition.
However, beyond the competition, we believe that our project is also an excellent long-term, hands-on learning platform. Within a professional environment, we provide an unbounded creative space to our members to instill innovation-mindedness and career-readiness. We teach our members technical skills such as mechanical design and circuit design software, and help them develop essential soft skills such as team management, networking, and communication. Moving forward, we would like to usher in a new era of experiential learning at UVa.