On Tuesday evening, ANU’s team of students competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, MTAA Super Sol Invictus, launched their 2019 team, strategy, and major sponsors – ANU Sport is extremely proud to announce our partnership with Sol Invictus, along with the role we will play in supporting this incredible feat of student innovation and achievement.
The World Solar Challenge is an international competition, in which teams from around the globe build and race solar-powered vehicles. They will travel over 3000km through the harsh Australian Outback, starting in Darwin and ending in Adelaide.
We heard from a variety of speakers and sponsors on Tuesday evening, including Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation), Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, the CEO of MTAA Super Sol Invictus, Leanne Turner, and the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury.
We also heard about the variety of ways that this project supports the development of skills of the students who have been selected to participate in areas such as software, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as project management, and its overall contribution to student like at the ANU.
ANU Sport will be contributing to maintaining the health and wellbeing of the drivers and broader development team by offering a free gym membership to each team member, as well and weekly personal training sessions for each of the drivers who will need to maintain a peak level of fitness and stamina to be competitive in the race.
Having access to a variety of cardio equipment, strength training facilities, group fitness classes, as well as one-on-one support from our highly skilled personal trainers will allow the team to improve their ability to focus on developing each aspect of this engineering feat. From software development, to mechanical engineering, to project management, a well-functioning, energised team will be the key to success in this competition!
Keep an eye out for the Sol Invictus stand and for our awesome Solar Car Challenge at ANU Sport’s Bush Week 'Market Day' – stay tuned for more information to come.
We wish the team the best of luck in the lead up to the competition and look forward to following their progress! To find out more about the team, the World Solar Challenge, and ways that you can support this inspiring team of students, visit the Sol Invictus website: www.anusolinvictus.com