Georgia Tech Solar Racing (GTSR) is a nonprofit, student-run organization that designs and builds solar-powered race cars for track and cross-country competitions around the world. Our mission is to push the cutting edge of hyper-efficient vehicle technology while offering our members real opportunities to improve design, manufacturing, and leadership skills. We are passionate about advancing vehicle technology through building solar-powered race cars.
Our team of 50+ students come from 14 fields of study and all walks of life, but all share a passion for innovation. Outside of the core engineering focus, our team also encompasses business, outreach, and race operations. We believe that we have a place for any team player with an excitement to learn. We are incredibly passionate about developing students who will be leaders in their respective fields, and devote considerable time to training and skills development. Students of all experience levels are welcomed and have the opportunity to design and manufacture high-level mechanical, electrical, solar, and financial systems.
In Summer 2019, GTSR raced at the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Building on the experience we gained, we are upgrading our flagship vehicle, SR-3, to race the American Solar Challenge in 2021. That race will take us almost 2,000 miles across the western United States, and completing it successfully is an exciting engineering challenge that we are eager to take on.
GTSR also goes out of its way to promote green tech and alternative energy in the community. Our outreach efforts include visits to local schools, displays at various corporate expositions and fairs, and an annual presence at the huge Ray C. Anderson “Ray Day” sustainability event.