The Race Operations Team manages any vehicle testing while developing and optimizing race strategy. We build simple and complex simulations factoring in solar insolation, cloud-cover, hills, winds, temperature, and any other factors that may impact the efficiency of the solar vehicle. During race planning, we coordinate the team and resources to the race, secure accommodations, and ensure all race requirements are adhered to.
Alan Yeung | Race Operations Team Lead
Alan is a third year Aerospace Engineering BSMS student. As the former Aerobody Lead, Alan exploits his systems engineering and engineering design process knowledge to streamline race operations. As Race Ops lead, Alan is responsible for race planning & logistics, developing and executing testing plans, and race tactics. Outside of Solar, Alan is a Mission Operator for JPL’s Lunar Flashlight at the Space System Design Laboratory and enjoys playing contract bridge.
Rish Desai | Strategy Subteam Lead
Rish Desai is a 3rd year Computer Science major from Columbus, OH. As the Strategy lead, he is responsible for designing the team’s optimal race strategy. Outside of Solar, he enjoys writing, traveling, spending time with friends, and playing music.