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

Posted in Blog, Outreach, Students | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Outreach, Students | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2013 Car, Blog, Events, News, Outreach, Students, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Composites, Testing, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

New Team, New Vision

CUER has come a very long way in the past 12 months. Thanks to the help of countless sponsors, supporters and keen students, the team needed just 10 months to bring our never-before-seen car from the drawing board to the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Students | Leave a comment

A Last Look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge

As Resolution is finally journeying home, the team are taking a last look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Below are 7 pictures taken throughout which best sum up the trip. Early on in the trip the CUER team presented … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Car, Blog, Build, Electrical, Energy, Events, Mechanical, Renewable technology, Students, Testing, WSC | Comments Off

WSC Update 2

CUER’s journey across the outback is nearly over. We reached Coober Pedy earlier today, which is an opal mining town in South Australia, and now we’re en-route to Lake Hart to camp for the day. It’s less than 500km until … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Car, News, WSC | 2 Comments

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013 Update 1

Despite not being able to race, the team is keen to make the most of being in Australia and participate where we can. In Darwin, the organisers allowed us to run Resolution for the very start of the race and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Car, WSC | 3 Comments

We Have Withdrawn

For the past week, we have been carrying out final preparations on Resolution for the race. On Tuesday, while testing on a specially designated solar testing road in Australia, our car had an accident during which it rolled onto its … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Car, Blog, News, WSC | 14 Comments

SKF Solar Concentrators

In this series of blog posts we are introducing some of the technologies that we have been working on to prepare Resolution for the race. In this post we introduce something that we have been keeping quiet from other teams, … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Car, Blog, Build, Energy, News, Renewable technology, WSC | 3 Comments

@cuerSolarTeam Twitter feed