The Mechanical Team is responsible for the design, fabrication, and testing of all mechanical subsystems. We create the aerobody, frame, suspension, and several other components from scratch, integrating with experts from the academic, entrepreneurial, and corporate communities to make an excellent car. We pride ourselves on training all our members to accomplish great engineering feats using advanced analysis techniques to push forward the exciting field of alternative energy automobiles.
Grant is a second-year Mechanical Engineering student. As Mechanical Lead, Grant is responsible for the design and implementation of all mechanical systems on the solar car. He is involved in nuclear engineering and robotics research in the RED^2 laboratory. When not working on cars or robots he enjoys playing board games, running, rock climbing, and more!
Jack Turbush | Aerobody Subteam Lead
Jack Turbush is a third-year Aerospace Engineering BS/MS student from Marietta, GA. As Aerobody Lead, he is responsible for coordinating team members and professional partners to design and manufacture the SR-4 aeroshell. When not staring at SolidWorks, he participates in research in laser diagnostics for plasmas and also enjoys playing the violin in the GT orchestra.
Aubrey is a first-year Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry double major from Decatur, GA. As the Frame Lead, she is responsible for the design and construction of the car’s chassis. Outside of Solar Racing, Aubrey tutors chemistry and enjoys playing Super Smash Bros.
Elizabeth is a first-year Mechanical Engineering student. As Steering & Brakes Lead, Elizabeth is responsible for the design, fabrication, and testing of the steering and brakes subsystems. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys crocheting, playing the flute, and hiking.
Sam Woolsey is a first-year Mechanical Engineering student from Blacksburg, VA. As Suspension Lead, Sam is responsible for the design, manufacture, and integration of the suspension assemblies for SR-4. Interested in energy systems, Sam is minoring in nuclear engineering and is an active member of the GT American Nuclear Society and GT Energy Club. In his free time, Sam enjoys playing marimba and drum set.