Our Mission

The NJIT Solar Car Team is a student-run organization formed in the spring of 2017. The team is an interdisciplinary, project-based learning community which seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students of all majors in all departments with real-world experience in systems engineering.

In order to prepare our students to be the innovators of tomorrow, our team emphasizes sustainable energy, taking initiative, providing experience for future career preparation, and the development of technical and soft skills in engineering, research, design, and business.

The NJIT Solar Car Team will compete with other collegiate teams and their electric vehicles in the summer of 2018 in their first competition called “The American Solar Challenge,” a 2,000 mile cross-country time/distance rally event.

Facts

The NJIT Solar Car Team is an entirely student-run organization whose goal is to complete the research, design, and construction of NJIT’s first ever full-size, solar-powered electric vehicle. Formed in the spring of 2017, the team offers an interdisciplinary, project-based learning community which seeks to provide students with real-world experience in systems engineering.

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Subteams

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Majors

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Members

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Solar Energy

Subteams

The NJIT Solar Car team consists of 6 subteams each specializing in their own manner.

Electrical Team

The electrical team is responsible for designing the intermediate systems that will allow for proper interface between each electrical subsystem required for the car’s operation.

Mechanical Team

Responsible for the major car components (suspension, steering, brakes, body, and chassis assemblies). Ensures safety and works to maximize overall vehicle power efficiency.

Solar Team

Responsible for the design and layout of the solar and supplementary array, the charge system, and the connections to the battery system.

Battery Team

The battery team is responsible for designing, constructing, and protecting the battery pack for the solar car.

Telemetry Team

Telemetry team works on the internal network of the car as well as developing the UI for the driver.

Marketing Team

The marketing team is responsible for the propagation of all information about the NJIT’s Solar Car Team.

Our Team

Our team leaders and project managers are confident in their abilities to guide our organization to success.

Ivan Mitevski

Project Director

Jefferson Guerrero

Project Director

Amira Feknous

Project Manager / Treasurer

Tamanna Kamra

Project Manager

Olivia Hadlaw

Project Manager

Emmanuel Okoye

Project Manager

Adrian Lopez

Mechanical Team Leader

Jason Murzello

Electrical Team Leader

Nestor Guzman

Solar / Electrical Team Leader

Mathieu Gaydos

Solar Team Leader

Gregory Escobar

Battery Team Leader

Dominic Gannon

Battery Team Leader

Stephen Katz

Telemetry Team Leader

Vincent Capizzi

Telemetry Team Leader

Kaylin Wittmeyer

Marketing Team Leader

Darek Wojtowicz

Business Team Leader

Sponsorship

If you are interested in making project material donations, please contact us and we will send you a list of materials we are in need of. Once more, thank you so much for showing interest in the NJIT Solar Car project. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to email us!

Contact Us!

Interested in joining the club? Reach out to us by using the contact information below!

323 Dr Martin Luther Kind Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

General Meetings:
Wednesdays: 2:30pm - 3:00pm in ECEC 202
Saturdays: 11:00am - 3:00pm in CKB 117

solarcar@njit.edu

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