UTSVT - Intro Text

The University of Texas Solar Vehicles Team (UTSVT) is a student-driven effort to design, build, test, and race solar vehicles for the purpose of raising awareness of solar power, reinforcing skills learned in the classroom, and bringing solar power closer to practicality. To accomplish this task, we are a multidisciplinary group consisting not only of various engineers from the College of Engineering, but also of students from other colleges, like the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences. We build cars that are completely powered by the sun and enter them in local and national competitions. In addition to participating in races, the team spends a great deal of time participating in outreach events to educate the general public and K-12 students about the excitement of STEM careers with a focus on alternative energy.