Get Involved

Team PrISUm is a club at Iowa State University. We aren't paid for what we do, nor do we receive any class credit. The only way we can continue to operate is by people dedicating their time and resources to the project. We are fortunate to have core group of students devoted to the project who love what they do. However, given our limited staff size, budget, and resources, the task before us can be overwhelming at times. As a result, we welcome the support of anyone who is interested in contributing something to our efforts.

A project of this magnitude requires expertise in a many areas including engineering, fundraising, project management, budgeting, and public speaking, to name a few. There are many ways for students, businesses, and community members to get involved with Team PrISUm.

Current Iowa State Students

College flies by faster than anyone could have expected. What have you accomplished so far? What do you still want to accomplish? If you are looking for a way to promote alternative energy, make valuable contacts in industry, and supplement your coursework with hands on experience, Team PrISUm might be the club for you. We put our members at the forefront of technology through research of recent scientific advancements and finding ways to incorporate these technologies into our solar car. If you want to learn more about how to get involved and discover the benefits of being a team member, check out our page on joining the team.

Prospective Iowa State Students

Iowa State University is one of the top engineering schools in the Midwest. It offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs, suburb faculty, great connections with industry, and abundant opportunities for research. Team PrISUm is proud to represent this prestigious institution as a student organization.

For many Iowa State students, PrISUm has become a defining part of their college experience. If you are interested in becoming an engineer but don't yet know which major is right for you, joining our team is a good way to get hands on exposure to a variety of engineering fields. We hope you will consider attending ISU and becoming a member of Team PrISUm. If we can be of further assistance in helping you make your college decision, please don't hesitate to send us an email.

Community Members

Even if you aren't an Iowa State student and can't officially join the team, you can still become involved in a variety of ways. As a community member, you can attend our outreach events and races to show your support for solar power and energy efficient vehicles. If you have access to information or resources that you think could be useful to us, we'd love to hear from you. A significant portion of our project funding comes from individual contributions. You can make difference by making a tax deductible donation to the team through our adopt-a-cell program.


Team PrISUm could not continue to build competitive solar cars without the generous support of businesses in Iowa and around the country. We depend on donations of cash, products, services, and time to meet a large portion of our project budget for each car. We are ever thankful to our current sponsors who appreciate the value of supporting our organization and its mission to innovate and educate with solar energy. If your business would like to make a contribution of any kind, please see our corporate sponsorship packet and send us an email if we can answer any questions.