Summer Design Team

Last week saw the official beginning of the Summer Design Team.  The week was spent learning all about the world of solar racing and CUER, so that the team would be up to speed and ready to start their own … Continue reading

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Gadget Show Live

It’s been a busy few days for CUER but we’re now settled in at the NEC in Birmingham and having a great time. We first arrived on Monday night and moved Resolution into our exhibition space before checking into our … Continue reading

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Concept Evaluation Sessions

Over the past month the team has been running a series of concept evaluation sessions.  The sessions allow members of all the different sub teams to come together to assess different concepts for future cars. We are currently developing a … Continue reading

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A Fresher’s Perspective

I first heard about CUER long before I came to Cambridge. Perhaps due to the catchiness of the phrase ‘solar powered car’, I came across it several times when deciding to apply to Cambridge – it was mentioned in talks, … Continue reading

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At Our Fingertips

In these posts so far, the focus has been on two closely-related issues: the importance of children being able to make the connection between design/tinkering play and engineering careers; and the importance of an accurate and appealing picture of engineering … Continue reading

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Recent Testing

This week we continued our testing of Resolution to rectify the problems of the car we experienced in Australia in order to help with our next design plans. As a driver in our 2013 World Solar Challenge team, or more … Continue reading

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Playing the Lottery

Tell children about engineering. Can it really be that simple? Many of us, like Stephen and K, were steered towards engineering by teachers and mentors who recognised potential. Others, like Douglas, Aleksi and Graeham, came to the decision independently because … Continue reading

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Building Engineers

This September, Professor Dame Ann Dowling – head of our Engineering Department – will become the first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She took pains to point out that, despite this landmark advance, women in our profession are … Continue reading

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Matchtech Primary School Visit

On Monday, Sean Mulholland and I made the 300 mile round trip to Boundary Oak School in Fareham, supported by our sponsors Matchtech. The long queues round the M25 were a far cry from the bicycle lanes of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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Testing Resolution Over the Winter Break

Over the winter break the team have been busy first preparing for Resolution’s arrival and then carrying out an extensive testing programme on Resolution, allowing us to discover previous limitations and improve our design. Early on Pavel Kohout, our Head … Continue reading

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