Following is a guest post from Evan Stumpges. Evan is the project director of Team PrISUm, a multidisciplinary, student-run organization at Iowa State University that designs, builds and races solar powered electric vehicles across the United States every few years in the American Solar Challenge. We recently loaned Evan and his team one a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi for their race, and Evan shares how it helped out the team.
PrISUm is a solar car racing team from Iowa State University. We’re a student-run organization that’s been designing and building solar powered electric vehicles ever since the GM Sunrayce in 1990.
Every two years, the team competes in a cross country competition organized by the Innovators Educational Foundation. This year, the American Solar Challenge race route began in Rochester, NY and ended up 1,650 miles later in St. Paul, MN. (more…)