Education is central to our team's mission. PrISUm takes every opportunity it can get to share its rewarding experiences of the rest of the world. Each year, we organize nearly 100 outreach events at schools, businesses, energy expos, and other community events throughout the Midwest, where we show off our solar car and teach people about renewable energy. At these events we explain our process for designing and building our cars and answer any questions people have about the project. When presenting to students, we encourage them to explore the possibilities of math, science, and technology, and attempt to light a spark that will inspire the engineers of the next generation. To see our schedule of events, check out our outreach calendar.
We give free tours of our solar car garage at Iowa State University throughout the year for both groups and individuals. If would like to arrange a tour, just send us an email and we'll do our best to incorporate you into our schedule.
Every other summer when there isn't a major North American solar car race, Team PrISUm coordinates an educational tour of Iowa, which we call SunRun. This is a week long event where we drive our solar car all around Iowa, visiting schools, sponsors, and community events. The next SunRun is scheduled for May 2011. Feel free to email us if you'd like to be considered when we plan our next SunRun travel route.