School of Science & Engineering

AU Solar Car


Anderson University's solar car offers faculty and students the excitement and experience of building, modifying, and testing a car designed to meet the requirements of the American Solar Challenge. The car, named Solis Corvus (Sun Raven in Latin), arrived on campus during the summer of 2016.

The car is part of the university’s curriculum, and students can get academic credit for their work. It is truly a hands-on experience as students prepare for careers in related fields.

Photo: Chris Hobbs works on the battery box of Solis Corvus.Team member Chris Hobbs (pictured) says the first time he saw the Solar Car, he knew he wanted to be involved. He joined the team because, in his words, "I enjoy working with my hands and working on cars." As a sophomore mechanical engineering major, his work on the car is also related to his career goals.

Students currently working on the car include:

  • Tom Sheahan
  • Chris Hobbs
  • Riley Keesling
  • Robby Woolums

Past team members:

  • Josh Ewing
  • Smith Joseph
  • Matt Milford
  • Chris Newman
  • Caleb Overstreet
  • Rob Shaver
  • Jerell Sneed
  • Jacob White

Not only do engineering students gain hands-on experience, the team includes a business student and would welcome students with a variety of skills - such as marketing, photography, writing, and mechanical skills. All majors are welcome to participate in this team environment.

Students on the team appreciate the gifts of donors whose support will help them reach their goals of becoming competitive on the national stage.

Thank you to our current sponsors:

  • Perfecto Tool 
  • Lehman's Mechanical
  • C B Fabricating
  • Carter Express
  • Allred's Collision Center
  • Anderson Speedway
  • CradlePoint
  • Battery Express
  • Borg Warner
  • Dossett’s Garage
  • AVT Composites
  • Ralph Engle
  • Terry Pahls
  • Mark Sipka

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