Thursday, June 9, 2011

MITE Presentation

Siya Raj Purohit | Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014

My Introduction to Engineering (MITE) is a five-day residential camp at UT that offers high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to explore engineering at Texas.

On Day II of the program, the group visited the ENS to hear a presentation by Professor Hallock on the process of building a competitive solar vehicle as well as the emerging solar energy industry.

The team then got a chance to talk to the students as well as drive the Samsung Solorean down Speedway.

Another MITE presentation is happening next week, and we are all excited about it. Getting the opportunity to show people what engineering can accomplish is always awesome.

View more pictures on our Facebook page: The University of Texas Solar Vehicles Team

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Through all these cities and all these towns: Flashback to 1989

Siya Raj Purohit | Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014

Jerome Powell, a senior UTSVT member, found the website of the "Longhorn Solar Race Car Team" -- the former version of our organization.

Through this, we rediscovered UTSVT's first three cars: Native Sun I, Native Sun II, and the Solstice.

The original Native Sun II weighed an astounding 1000 pounds.

After about fifteen years and shredding 576 pounds, TexSun is now getting ready to cruise the American roads.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Manor Elementary School Outreach Event

Siya Raj Purohit | Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014

The UTSVT team visited Manor Elementary School this afternoon to talk to students about solar energy and options in engineering.

We had the opportunity to talk to three grades about the car -- and what we believe, convince them that engineering is the way to go.  

Cristy Portales [UT '14] teaching how to construct solar powered thermometers.

The next planned outreach event is MITE on the UT Campus. The team will be hosting two information sessions during the first two weeks of June.

MITE is a residential summer program for talented high school students which allows them to experience engineering in Texas through various lectures and hands-on events hosted by professors and student organizations. For more information, please visit: