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Solar Racing Team

November 11, 2012

Greetings everyone! It has taken some time, but the Texas Tech Solar Racing Team is back and ready to go.

 

The team has undergone reconstruction, with a new president and officer committee, as well as a renewed focus on helping our members learn skills that will help them throughout their careers. We still intend to race! But our primary focus will be on building team member skills in addition to the solar vehicle.

 

We are currently working on recruiting new members and preparing for the spring semester. Our goal for the rest of this semester is to focus on new member skill training as well as discussing the theory and practical applications behind solar vehicles. In the spring we are going to focus on finishing our first solar car as well as beginning the design of our next car.

 

There are many benefits to joining an organization such as the Texas Tech Solar Racing Team. So far the biggest benefit past members have spoken of is the increased interest from companies when members apply for jobs and internships. We teach hands on skills that employers are looking for, as well as experience in working with advanced material such as carbon fiber, Kevlar, and aluminum. Also, we always try to have fun!

 

While we predominantly consist of engineering majors we have always had an open door policy with anyone interested in solar technology or are just looking for a fun project to be a part of. We are always looking for new ideas, points of view, and skill sets that other majors can offer. While previous skills are always a plus, we are generally just looking for anyone who wants to learn new things and have fun working on a project.

 

We will be holding a general meeting to talk with new and old members about the team and what we are planning on November 19th 2012 in EE 0101 at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions please send us an e-mail at solarcar@ttu.edu.

 

 

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