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.
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.
This past summer, GTSR placed 6th out of 18 in the Formula Sun Grand Prix and won the Most Improved Award. Building on the experience gained, we are designing our second generation solar car, SR-2, which will be race ready for Summer 2018. We aim to continue our trend of improvement and take the team to new heights.
This summer’s race, the American Solar Challenge, will take us almost 2,000 miles along the historic Oregon trail – a new challenge and certainly a new high water mark for our team.
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.