Team photo with solar car.

Automotive, Sustainability


About the Team

After countless all-nighters from many dedicated members preparing for the competition, driving 12 - 14 hours a day down to Topeka, Kansas, the team officially broke UBC Solar personal records at the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2022 competition! Learning from the mistakes of the 2017 FSGP competition, the team carefully planned the logistics and engineering designs to minimize as much risk as possible for the car, Daybreak. The team passed strict safety requirements and a rigorous dynamics test for the first time and raced the solar car on the racetrack for the first time in history; competing against many other top universities from all over North America. Our drivers: Cywin Tapia (Former Mechanical Executive) and James Seto (Solar Array Lead at Competition) spent countless days driving the solar car, determined to perfect their techniques through the extreme Kansas heat.

Nature of Activity

  • Internal - Prototyping
  • External - Competition

Time Commitment

Every member is expected to put in around 10 hours a week towards Solar work. This number is reduced during exams and midterms. Leads and the executive team naturally put in more time than most members.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Last week of August - Second week of September
  • Winter(sometimes): First - Third week of January
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