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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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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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

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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

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Darwin Days – Induction, Initiation and Innovation

14,000 kilometres (or 8,600 miles), 15 team members and a 20C daytime temperature change later and our car Resolution has finally touched down to join us in Darwin, Australia. Our first week Down Under has been a crucial time to … Continue reading

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CUER’s first Darwin days

The prep and race sections of the team have begun to trickle into our base camp just east of Darwin. With a crew of 10 so far, and not yet reunited with Resolution, you might suspect that we have been ready … Continue reading

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