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Encyclopedia > University of Michigan Solar Car Team

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is the most successful solar car team in North America, having won the North American Solar Challenge (NASC) four times. The team has also placed third in the World Solar Challenge (WSC) three times. Four of its former vehicles are on display in museums in the United States. 501(c)(3) is the type of non-profit organization that is dominant in the United States. ... A nonprofit organization (sometimes abbreviated to not-for-profit, non-profit, or NPO) is an organization whose primary objective is to support some issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... Nuna team at a racecourse Nuna solar powered car, which has travelled up to 140km/h (84mph) A solar car is an electric vehicle powered by solar energy obtained from solar panels on the car. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... American Solar Challenge is a solar car race across North America. ... The World Solar Challenge is a solar powered car race over 3021 km through central Australia from Darwin to Adelaide. ...

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Composition and history

Founded in 1989, the Solar Car Team is one of the largest and most successful student projects at the University. Although it draws heavily on undergraduate students from the College of Engineering, students from any academic discipline or year of study are allowed to join the team. Students have also come from the College of LS&A, the Ross School of Business, and the School of Art & Design. In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... The North Campus Diag, looking towards (from right to left) the EECS Building, G.G. Brown, and H. H. Dow Building (hidden by trees) The University of Michigan College of Engineering is the engineering unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ... Angell Hall, one of the major buildings housing the College of LS&A The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, also known as the College of LS&A, is the liberal arts and sciences unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After 1993's races, all projects have run on a 2-year cycle. During those two years, the team is typically comprised of anywhere from 100 to 200 (or more) students. The vast majority of these students volunteer their time freely, although a small percentage opt to receive credit via the University's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (or UROP). A race crew of approximately 20 students is selected to race the vehicle in competition. These students' function is similar to that of a pit crew in professional auto racing. UROP is an acronym for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. ... The BAR Formula One team executes a pitstop A typical pit lane and garages parallel to the start/finish straight at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway You may be looking for PIT maneuver. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ...


Vehicles by year

Momentum on display at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
Momentum on display at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
  • 1990: Sunrunner - GM Sunrayce: 1st place; WSC: 3rd place. On permanent display at the The Henry Ford.
  • 1993: Maize & Blue - GM Sunrayce: 1st place; WSC: 11th place. On permanent display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
  • 1995: Solar Vision - GM Sunrayce: DNF (did not finish). On permanent display at the Great Lakes Science Center.
  • 1997: Wolverine - GM Sunrayce: 6th place.
  • 1999: MaizeBlaze - GM Sunrayce: 17th place; WSC: 9th place. On permanent display at the Boston Museum of Science.
  • 2001: M-Pulse - ASC: 1st place; WSC: 3rd place.
  • 2003: Spectrum - ASC: DNQ (did not qualify)
  • 2005: Momentum - NASC: 1st place; WSC: 3rd place.
  • 2007: Continuum - Under construction

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Publications

The team has been featured in the following national and international media:

  • IEEE Spectrum: "Sun Kings Cross the Outback." G. Zorpette, Feb 2002, pp 40-46.
  • MSNBC (2005) 1,2
  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine edited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ... MSNBC (a portmanteau of Microsoft and NBC) is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States. ...

External links

  • UMSolar
  • North American Solar Challenge (NASC)
  • World Solar Challenge (WSC)


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College of EngineeringCollege of Literature, Science and the ArtsLaw SchoolMedical SchoolRoss School of BusinessSchool of MusicTaubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning The North Campus Diag, looking towards (from right to left) the EECS Building, G.G. Brown, and H. H. Dow Building (hidden by trees) The University of Michigan College of Engineering is the engineering unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Angell Hall, one of the major buildings housing the College of LS&A The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, also known as the College of LS&A, is the liberal arts and sciences unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... An aerial view of the Law Quadrangle at the University of Michigan. ... The University Hospital The University of Michigan Health System is the medical unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of Michigan School of Music is an undergraduate and graduate institution for the performing arts. ... The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (Taubman College or TCAUP) of the University of Michigan is a nationally-renowned undergraduate and graduate institution for the built environment. ...

Athletics The University of Michigan features 25 varsity sports teams, called the Wolverines. ...

Michigan StadiumCrisler ArenaYost Ice Arena • UM-OSU Rivalry • Little Brown JugPaul Bunyan Trophy Michigan Stadium, nicknamed the Big House, is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Crisler Arena, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the home arena of the mens and womens basketball teams of the University of Michigan. ... Yost Ice Arena (formerly Yost Fieldhouse) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, is the home of the University of Michigan varsity ice hockey team. ... The rivalry between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State University Buckeyes is usually considered the greatest rivalry in American college football, and is among the fiercest rivalries in all of sports. ... The Little Brown Jug is a traveling trophy passed between the football teams of the University of Minnesotas Gophers and the University of Michigans Wolverines. ... The Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy is a college rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the annual American football game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State University Spartans. ...

Campus This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ...

Angell Hall ObservatoryBurton TowerThe DiagGerald R. Ford Presidential LibraryHill AuditoriumLurie Tower
Matthaei Botanical GardensMichigan UnionMuseumsNichols ArboretumUM Health SystemUniversity Library Angell Hall Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by University of Michigan. ... // Burton Tower The Burton Memorial Tower The Burton Memorial Tower, located on Central Campus at the University of Michigan and housing a grand carillon, was built in 1936 as a memorial for University President Marion Leroy Burton (presidency: 1920-1925). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with University of Michigan Ann Arbor. ... Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is a library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor that promotes United States post-World War II history. ... Hill Auditorium in early spring. ... // Burton Tower The Burton Memorial Tower, located on Central Campus at the University of Michigan and housing a grand carillon, was built in 1936 as a memorial for University President Marion Leroy Burton (presidency: 1920-1925). ... Matthaei Botanical Gardens (300 acres) are botanical gardens with a conservatory operated by the University of Michigan, and located at 1800 North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... The Michigan Union is the student union for the University of Michigan. ... The Ruthven Exhibit Museums Building on Central Campus, looking towards the northeast The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is home to a number of museums, with a majority of them on Central Campus. ... Nichols Arboretum (123 acres) is an arboretum operated by the University of Michigan, and located adjacent to its Central Campus at 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... The University Hospital The University of Michigan Health System is the medical unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... The Hatcher Graduate Library from the north side The University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, also known as the University Library, is one of the largest university library systems in the United States. ...

Research This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ...

Correlates of WarERC WIMSMichigan Life Sciences CorridorNational Election Studies The Correlates of War project is an academic study of the history of warfare. ... NSF Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (ERC WIMS) was formed in 2000 by through the collaboration of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Michigan Technological University. ... MSUs Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building was built with money from the MLSC. The University of Michigan built the Biomedical Sciences Building - built to conduct MLSC-funded research. ... The National Election Studies, carried out by the University of Michigan, is the leading academically-run national survey of voters in the United States, conducted after every federal election. ...

Student life This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ...

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