PrISUm's leadership comes from a group of dedicated students at Iowa State University who fulfill the various director positions on the team. A project of this magnitude requires close collaboration between students with different sets of skills. Each director oversees other team members in their area of expertise and coordinates with other directors to ensure that the team is working as efficiently and effectively as possible.
There are always team directors present Monday through Friday at our facilities in "Old" Sweeney Hall, just north of the Marston water tower. They are happy to answer questions, give advice, and help students get involved with projects that will make a difference for the team. Feel free to stop by any time throughout the day.
Although PrISUm is a student run organization, we couldn't function without the support of our faculty advisors who assist with university related administration and accompany the team on racing events. We appreciate their willingness to take time out of their busy schedules when we need it most.
Name: Joel Eakins
Description of Position: The Project Director oversees all operations, organizes team structure, coordinates major events, and works with other directors to ensure that they have sufficient resources.
Assistant Director/Chief Engineer
Name: Zach Noel
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Description of Position: The Assistant Project Director helps the Project Director to effectively carry out high level team leadership and is second in command whenever the Project Director is preoccupied.
Name: Logan Scott
Major: Computer Engineering
Description of Position: The Electrical Director is the head of the Electrical Team and is responsible for all the electrical components in our vehicles, including the batteries, solar array, motor, control systems, and software.
Name: Adam Hansen
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Description of Position: The Mechanical Director is the head of the Mechanical Team and is responsible for designing, testing, and fabricating mechanical systems in the cars. The Mechanical Team uses CAD, FEA, and CFD software to optimize the car's performance and then assembles the solar cars.
Name: Moriah Morgan
Major: Global Resource Systems
Description of Position: The Fundraising Director coordinates fundraising efforts. With a project budget of over $250,000 every two years, careful organization is required to secure sufficient cash flow.
|Name||Position||Area of University|
|Dr. James Hill||Professor||Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering|
|Dr. Emmanuel Agba||Senior Lecturer||Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|David Ringholz||Associate Professor||College of Design|