Solar Car

Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Team of people block the wind

Blue through the Outback | Race, day four

Racing clean and collected, Michigan holds on to second place with the finish line on the horizon|Medium Read

Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three

The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read

Solar Car team spotlight: Andrew Dickinson

Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team.|Short Read

Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two

The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Chae Woo Lim hops in Novum to drive the second leg of day one from Katherine to Daly Waters.

Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one

Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Novum completes the hot lap as the team cheers on the sidelines.

Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours

One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read
Driver, Nate Silverman drips with sweat after driving Novum.

­­­In the hot seat | T-minus 35 hours

It’s the day before pole placement is determined for the start of the race. Go inside the team’s garage and meet the drivers.|Medium Read
The solar car parked in the Outback.

The mock race | T-minus 9 days

Eight long days in the desert strengthened our team and tested our rigor|Short Read
The crew sits down at the hostel dinner table to eat chicken pita wraps.

The grocers | T-minus 29 days

Hungry for din, and even more for the win |Short Read
Front door to Hangar 107

Hangar 107 | T-minus 31 days

New work space, same work ethic |Short Read
Race crew group photo at the Parafield Airport,

Arrival | T-minus 36 days

Now that we’re here, it’s crunch time | 36 days until the start of the race |Short Read