Solar Vehicle Project In Need of CS Majors

April 12, 2019

The Solar Vehicle Project at the University of Minnesota is looking for Computer Science majors to join the team!

Working on a large design project provides you the opportunity to build yourself beyond your resume. The Solar Vehicle Project is a renowned group that offers an experience similar to a student-run startup company.

On the team, you will have opportunities to:

  • Build your technical skills! Have a chance to work on intricate software projects, including embedded C programming for the STM32 microcontrollers, app development for our infotainment center, and race simulation software.
  • Strengthen your teamwork in a project that spans multiple disciplines, interact with mechanical systems and hardware requirements with other members both within and outside of your system's team, practice your soft skills with design review presentations, sponsor relations, structured meetings, and much more. 
  • Get involved with the solar car, volunteer to speak about the car in events, build relationships with industry sponsors, or even be a part of our Race Crew and race in the United States and Australia.

Founded in 1990 at the University of Minnesota by a group of undergraduate students, the Solar Vehicle Project has built thirteen solar vehicles and is one of the most decorated teams in America. SVP is a student designed, built, and administered project that teaches its members about management and engineering in a complete product development environment. The team was the first American team to compete in the Cruiser Class at the World Solar Challenge. Eos Ⅱ, the team’s most recent vehicle, was one of only five cruiser cars to completely finish the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and received 1st place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix and 2nd in the 2018 American Solar Challenge.

To join, apply on SVP's website or send your resume to .

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