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For more information, contact:

Dr. Ken Berry
ksberry@utdallas.edu
972-883-4453

Community Partner

 

Science and Engineering Education Center

Solar Car Camp

Description:

The University of Texas at Dallas, Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is one of the premier engineering schools in North Texas. This year we would like to invite local high school students participate in the building of a solar car that can be used in competitions around the country. This is a great opportunity for high school students to experience a challenging engineering project.

We intend to build a full size solar car that will be the first UT Dallas solar car. It will be used as the design platform for next year's UTD Solar Car Team. Building the car will require a large team of students exploring and designing a number of mechanical, electrical, and controls systems. We need highly motivated high school students to put the racecar together. The project will last for a month. Most high school teams competing in a Solar Car competition take a year. We hope to exhibit the car at the Texas Motor Speedway during the Solar Challenge July 14, http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/. If you have ever wanted to test and challenge your engineering design skills this is the project for you.

We will be using professional tools for design like SolidWorks CAD software, programming like LabView, and welding.

Solar Car Camp

Dates: June 18- July 13. Race begins July 14 at the Texas Motor Speedway
Time: The camp will meet everyday, M-F, from 8:30 to 4:00 PM.
Who: 13-17 years old
Cost: $650 (Lunches are included)

- You will need to fill out the following forms:
        If you are younger than 18 please fill the following forms
                -Release and Indemnification Form
                -Medical Information and Release Form
                -Talent Release Form
        If you are 18 or older please fill the following forms
                -Release and Indemnification Form
                -Medical Information and Release Form
                -Talent Release Form
- Please mail or bring these forms to:
        Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC)
        800 W. Campbell, FA 31,
        Richardson, TX 75080
- You can either pay with a credit card on the website or you may make out a check to University of Texas at Dallas, SEEC.
- To pay by check enter code "paybycheck" at checkout.

Updated: January 22, 2014