MathWorks is pleased to announce that they will sponsor the 2014 American Solar Challenge. See below for information about how they will provide support to help your team in succeed in the competition.
Complimentary Access to MATLAB & Simulink
Your team is eligible for an offer of Complimentary Software License(s). See the linked information about license configuration and how to request the software.
Complimentary Online Training
Your team can take advantage of the various online software training materials.
- Interactive tutorials There are a total of five tutorials, narrated by specialists from MathWorks that include interactive exercises to reinforce learning.
- American Solar Challenge Training Resource Page Get started with resources for learning and classroom instruction, and explore the MathWorks products available for this competition. Learn more here.
If you should still have specific, technical questions, please contact the academic support team.
Saturday, June 29 is the official public day during FSGP 2013 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX. The event is free and open to the public. Raycing hours will be from 9:00am-5:00pm. During this day, there will be additional displays, talks, and other alternative energy activities taking place, including a model solar car workshop. Be sure to come out to meet the teams, get an autograph, and ask any questions you may have about the solar cars.
Check out this Fox News video, which previews the FSGP 2013 solar car rayce. It also includes interviews from students and faculty at UT Austin, which is a host for the event and will also be entering a vehicle in the competition.
The Innovators Educational Foundation welcomes its newest sponsor for FSGP 2013, Concurrent Design, Inc. This company based in Austin, TX offers solar energy design & build services. We’d also like to thank all of the new and returning sponsors who have offered their support to help make FSGP 2013 possible this summer at the Circuit of the Americas.
For a full list of sponsors, please see the FSGP 2013 Sponsors page.
FSGP 2013 shirts can be pre-ordered before June 4th. The shirts cost $10 each and payment will be collected at the track. To reserve one or more shirt, please email email@example.com and specify the number of FSGP shirts and sizes.
Congratulations to Principia, Waterloo, and Iowa State for being the first, second, and third teams respectively to achieve all greens on the FSGP 2013 pre-event team status board. For all other teams, please work to get in all required reports, documentation, and entry fees ASAP. We wish you all the best of luck with preparing and testing your cars in the coming month and look forward to seeing everyone in Austin!
Hilton at the Austin airport is offering participating FSGP 2013 teams a special nightly rate of $99 plus tax per night for quad occupancy rooms. 25 rooms have been set aside and will be available on a first come first served basis. Teams can make reservations online or call LISA MADRID at 512-634-2169 before June 3rd.
HILTON AUSTIN AIRPORT
9515 Hotel Drive
Austin TX 78719
We have Formula Sun patches available for a donation of $25 to the Innovators Educational Foundation. If you are interested, please mail a check with “FSGP Patch” on the memo to the address below and we will mail the patch back to you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Innovators Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2368
Rolla, Missouri 65402
Thanks to the teams who submitted their vehicle design report documentation before the March 15 deadline. For all other teams, please submit the required documentation to email@example.com as soon as possible. Keep checking the FSGP 2013 status page for your team’s progress on fulling all of the pre-race requirements. Please let us know if you notice any discrepancies so we can verify and correct them.
We’re pleased to announce that 15 teams have submitted an entry form for FSGP 2013! At this time, we have received the initial entry fee from two of these teams, which means payment is overdue for all other teams. Please mail your payment in as soon as possible. The next big upcoming registration deadline is March 15, when all vehicle reports will be due along with your proof of insurance and signed participation agreement.
Please continue to check the FSGP 2013 status page often and notify us if you see any discrepancies.