Unlocking Success: Strategy and Teamwork


General, Solar, Texas, uncategorized

With 60 more days until race day, time is ticking to make strategies, fix errors in our data, and get closer as a team. While the pressure on us builds, this just means that getting everything prepared is at utmost importance. In preparation, our team meets every Tuesday afternoon to talk about what needs to […]

May 9, 2024

The Final 10%


Computer Systems, Electrical System, General, uncategorized

There is a long lasting proverb that says, “you’re only halfway done when you think you’re 90% finished.” So, with the PCB done and the mechanics of the car all together, the car appears to be all together. But as the proverb goes, that last 10 percent will take tremendous work from our electrical, software […]

March 29, 2024

A Glimpse Into the Design of SOCKEYE


Featured, General, Structures, uncategorized

In the coming weekends, we are hoping to start testing SOCKEYE in preparation for the race. Of course, this will rely on many extraneous factors such as weather, so it may take a few weeks. In the meantime, we are making some not-so-interesting final preparations. Instead of talking about that, let’s take a trip to the past and revisit just a few parts of SOCKEYE’s design that were overshadowed in last year’s blog posts.

February 27, 2024

January Progress Update


General, Outreach, uncategorized

Kicking off the new year, we’ve been working around the clock to perfect SOCKEYE for the 2024 National Solar Car Challenge. Throughout January, our members have participated in ongoing projects as we continue to prepare for testing the car, with many members stepping up to lead their own projects.

January 16, 2024

Happy New Years! New PC Board and Brake Discs


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As 2023 comes to a close, we are well on our way to having an improved solar car. We are hard at work, carrying out projects that we were not able to implement last year due to time constraints, and finding new ways to improve Sockeye’s performance. In this busy season, many of our new […]

January 2, 2024

The 2023-24 Season is off to a Promising Start!


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It’s time to get the ball rolling! The team is all together, finishing up onboarding, and is currently preparing SOCKEYE for this year’s race. What else have we been up to? Students on the team are investing their time in various projects, including learning about solar panels, modifying the vehicle trailer, and more. Every two […]

December 5, 2023