Thank You, Parents, From Marva Semet

General, Outreach, Texas, uncategorized

As we rev up for the 2021-2022 season, Marva Semet turns the page with a few final words. Marva is one of our biggest supporters, and wife of our Mentor Dr. Alain Semet. Not many would host a bunch of unknown high school students in their garage for over a year just to work on […]

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Race Day 4: From Chaperone Eric Jou’s Persepctive

Featured, General, Outreach, Structures, Texas

This is a blog segment written by chaperones and their perspective on the race! Eric Jou is a parent of team member Timothy Jou [9], who was always with the team on the track or the Sky Palace (team condo overlooking the Texas Motor Speedway), willing to do absolutely ANYTHING. “The first thing I do […]

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Day 4: From Chaperone Paul Batig’s Perspective

Featured, General, Outreach, Texas

This is a blog segment written by chaperones and their perspective on the race! Paul Batig is a parent of team member Emily Batig [10], who was our go-to person for food and snacks, cold towels, and slurpees in the hot Texas sun. “My day 4 began, with a phone call, while shopping for team […]

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Race Day 4: From Chaperone Deborah Sigler’s Perspective

Featured, General, Solar, Structures, Texas

This is a blog segment written by chaperones and their perspective on the race! Deborah Sigler is a parent of team member Maya Peña [11], who played an incredibly influential role in making sure the team was in the right place at the right time, feeding us three times a day, and managing the team […]

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Race Day 4: The Finish Line Is In Sight

Featured, General, Outreach, Solar, Structures, Texas

Waking up at 5:45 a.m. is never easy. But especially for a group of highschoolers who have fought jet lag, the intense Texas heat, and the accumulating fatigue after a week of solar car racing. Usually, we were practically dragging each other out of bed to arrive at the speedway on time, yet Race Day […]

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Race Day 3: The Race Heats Up!

Featured, Texas

Day 3 of racing threw many challenges at the team. The team arrived at the Texas Motor Speedway at opening time (6am) in order to have the most possible time to charge the panels before racing. Shortly after moving the car out of the garage and set up to charge, we were approached by a […]

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Race Day Two: Quick Fixes and Fast Friends

Electrical System, Featured, Texas

One of our horns literally blew out yesterday — so we’re definitely on the right track. (Quick rule clarification for our viewers not familiar with the race rules: solar cars racing on the Texas Motor Speedway are required to sound their horn when they pass a slower car.) Yeah. We were passing so often on […]

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Race Day 3: The Race Heats Up!


Featured, Texas

Day 3 of racing threw many challenges at the team. The team arrived at the Texas Motor Speedway at opening time (6am) in order to have the most possible time to charge the panels before racing. Shortly after moving the car out of the garage and set up to charge, we were approached by a […]

August 8, 2021

Race Day One: Ready for Takeoff


Featured, General, Texas

Race Day One is officially done! Over the course of the day, we performed more than 100 laps, and achieved a top speed of fifty-three miles per hour during the later hours of the race. The day’s success was met with multiple high-fives and passionate cheers from behind the pit wall. After the official lap […]

July 20, 2021

Flying Through Scrutineering


Featured, General, Texas

The RAHS Green Energy just soared through all six scrutineering stations in one day. We hit station one — the mechanical/structural station — first thing in the morning and passed with flying colors. Although it was a bit nerve-wracking, seeing the judges gather around to look at our car was very exciting. But the work […]

July 18, 2021