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    Why a Solar Car Team? Is a solar car a useful problem to tackle? Why do students dedicate so much time to it? And why is a biomedical engineer working on the team? (hey that’s me!) Here is my answer to “Why Solar Car?”   The first reason is why not? Seriously.   The second reason is apparent at...
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    I first heard about Solar Car in my 3rd year when a member plugged the team in one of our mechanical engineering classes. At that point, I had been very frustrated with the lack of hands-on experience that the mechanical engineering curriculum provided. Joining Solar Car was like a breath of...
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    February 27, 2019
    I am a first-year computer science major here at UVA and this is my second semester on the Solar Car team. Despite being a computer science major, I enjoy getting my hands dirty and working with computer aided design. Joining Solar Car was a great opportunity for me to get away from staring at a...
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    I joined the team in my first year. I found an old page from the 2000 team online and followed links until I found the email address of our old team lead, En De. I never thought I would get far on the team and I was very intimidated. I remember thinking about what it would be like to lead a team,...
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    Prior to coming to college, I was aware of solar car racing and wanted to be involved with it. However, having no background in the field, I was hesitant to seek out the club once I was at UVA. I had my first direct encounter with the team when they hosted a SolidWorks workshop open to the...
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