Stanford Solar Car Project
Sam D'Amico and Nathan Hall-Snyder
Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization fueled by its members' passion for environmentally sustainable technology. We provide a unique opportunity for Stanford students to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience while raising community awareness of clean energy vehicles. The team generally operates on a two-year design and build cycle and enters the finished car in a cross-continental solar race.
In 2009, the team competed in the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000 km solar vehicle race across the Australian Outback. The colloquium will offer a design overview of the technology of the Stanford entry, *Apogee,* elaborate on lessons learned after constructing and racing the car, and share highlights from the 2009 race.
Speakers Sam D'Amico and Nathan Hall-Snyder are Stanford Undergraduates majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering, respectively. The Stanford Solar Car will be on display at SLAC in front of Panofsky auditorium from 3 p.m. for the audience to see and ask questions.