PrISUm Sponsors

Boeing is a premier Aerospace company based out of Chicago, Illinois. Creating and testing aircraft, rockets, and satellites. With about 160,000 employees worldwide Boeing works on creating aircraft that are sustainable. Since 1916 Boeing has been working with the US government on creating/developing aircraft that could be used from mail delivery to military defense.
Since 1985, Altium has been developing, creating and selling electronic design tools (software and hardware) that help electronics designers harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ‘ecosystems’, and create connected, intelligent designs. Today, Altium is the market leader in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design software and is supporting the team through the donation of free licenses. Thanks to their support,the Electrical Division of PrISUm has been able to design industry leading electric vehicle circuits.
Delta TechOps is the largest airline Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul facility (MRO) in North America and the third largest worldwide. Delta TechOps serves more than 150 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, avionics, airframe and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 9,600 maintenance repair & overhaul professionals and is one of the most experienced aircraft MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. Delta TechOps is a long-time supporter of PrISUm dating back to 2001. During every build cycle, members of PrISUm travel to Minnesota to manufacture our vehicles alongside the highly skilled technicians. Through this hands on training, members gain the skills needed to manufacture the composites structures of the vehicle and design future components for increased manufacturability.
Leveraging over 30 years of material science, Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS) newest syntactic foam development is the creation of a low isotropic CTE, high durability tooling board. This tooling board is easily machined, dust-free, and polishes to a Class A finish. The unique formulation eliminates cracking due to thermal shock at cure temperatures up to 275°F, making the board an excellent choice for composite fabrication in pre-preg and autoclave cure, wet lay-up, vacuum infusion, and other composite processes. Working with PrISUm Solar Car allows for an excellent interaction to solve challenges and develop new techniques of benefit to the entire composites industry.
At Iowa State’s College of Engineering, we take pride in our commitment to education, research, and engagement. With a strong history that traces back to the university’s earliest days, we continue a rich tradition of leading technology development and innovation. We emphasize creativity as we work to solve real problems, collaborating with partners across the world and extending the impact of our work beyond the borders of our campus. Our partnership with PrISUm allows students to gain real world engineering experience without leaving campus. We are extremely proud of the team’s accomplishments, and look forward to seeing Penumbra cross the finish line in Adelaide, Australia.
Coastal Enterprises is a privately held company founded in 1973 by Mr. Chuck Miller, President, after his participation in the Saturn S-II Space Program at Rockwell International. The Saturn Launch Vehicle used polyurethane foam as its exterior fuel tank insulator, and it was at this time that his experience with this unique material began. PrISUm is able to use the polyurethane foam to build its molds as the first step in the composites process for Eliana's large body panels.
Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software. With over 170 years of experience, Siemens is excited to partners with PrISUm in the development of the world’s first Solar Utility Vehicle. By the utilization of advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, team members will be able to fully understand what is happening in and around Penumbra when it races across the Australian Outback.
Spectrolab's state-of-the-art space solar cells and panels power satellites in Earth's orbit, as well as, the International Space Station. Since its founding in 1956, Spectrolab has led the way in the development of high-efficiency solar cells for space missions. Spectrolab has demonstrated its enduring technological leadership by being the first company to place cells on the moon (Apollo 1969), on the surface of Mars (Rover 2004), and orbit Jupiter (Juno 2016). Thanks to Spectrolab's support, Eliana will be able to utilize cutting-edge solar cells that maximize efficiency and enable PrISUm to continue reaching for the stars.

3M

3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, our innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

Altec

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Baron

Baron is an innovative worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence. Our focus is on delivering accurate weather data, hardware and software to organizations, businesses and individuals that are critically impacted by weather. Baron’s world-class scientists are continuously inventing new and more effective ways to collect, interpret and package real-time, hyper-local meteorological information in easy-to-integrate and easy-to-interpret products. Baron has built a reputation for aiding professional decision-making with our precision weather solutions. Our mission is to provide actionable weather intelligence to keep people safer, and positively improve the products and processes of our customers.

Danfoss

Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. Danfoss meets the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions.

Gurit

Gurit has established itself as a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems to a variety of markets.Within the automotive market, Gurit's experience has led to the development of a range of composite materials for the industry and its suppliers, designed for a variety of applications, both structural and cosmetic.

Harman International

HARMAN engineers solutions to enhance life’s experiences, simplifying the way people interact with technology and connecting them to the world around them. Through their efforts, HARMAN International has become the automotive leader in embedded infotainment, telematics, connected safety, and security. Harman International, an industry leader in brand innovation, has become a sponsor of Iowa State University’s solar car team, PrISUm. Harman International crafts connected products for the auto industry, including connected car systems, audio and visual products and enterprise automation solutions.

Model Farm

Between tests, intramurals and nights out with friends, we’re thinking about our careers, too. We’re insanely passionate about creating cool things – and we have the skills to do it now. Photography, videography, graphic design and copywriting are what we’re great at. Hit us up – we’re basically an army of interns at your disposal.

Morgan Meredith

If simplicity in ordering labels or other screenprinted business products is what you're after, you’re in the right place. They specialize in challenging printing projects that require custom specialized solutions. At Morgan Meredith, the Mission Statement is simply to offer you a top-notch product every time at prices that are fair to you and fair to us. They’re a small, family-owned business. There’s no shuffle to get lost in here… no cracks to fall through. The Fortune 500 companies that rely on them to keep them looking great appreciate their personal service. And so will you.

Plastics Unlimited

Plastics Unlimited is a leader in custom thermoforming, composites and urehtane processes with innovations that deliver excellent quality on-time. Since 1993, Plastics Unlimited has been a leader in the advanced manufacturing industry. Plastics Unlimited allows PrISUm to deliver high quality composite components through high precision tooling molds.

Productivity Inc

Productivity, Inc. offers superior quality products and unmatched customer service in the manufacturing industry. Productivity Inc.’s innovative metalworking services help propel organizations past their manufacturing challenges. Productivity Inc. has been pushing for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) advancements.

Quatro Composites

Quatro Composites provides high quality engineering and manufacturing for advanced composite structures. Industries served include aerospace, medical, and industrial. We here at Quatro Composites believe in developing and providing advanced technologies that are lighter, safer, and stronger.
American Waterjet Cutting, LLC has been a Flow Certified Job Shop since 2004, providing customers with quality products and services. Located in the midwest in southeast Iowa, delivering quality products nationwide.
Founded in 1888, Arconic has helped shape the aerospace, automotive and building and construction industries since the days of the Wright brothers and Henry Ford, and the first modern downtowns. On November 1, 2016, Arconic launched as a global leader in multi-material, precision-engineered products and solutions for high-growth markets, following our successful separation rom Alcoa's bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products units.
David and Christine Slump are individual contributors to PrISUm Solar Car.
Don Hummer Trucking is a family-owned, Iowa-based nationwide truckload carrier with an experienced fleet of drivers focused on delivering value to our customers. Our team is dedicated to providing quality, personalized service at a competitive price, with safety as our number one priority.
Duna USA has two offices in the United States, Main US operations are in Baytown, Texas, and Ludington, Michigan. Duna Specializes in creating rigid polyurethane foam, and Equipment and instrumentation that relates to the Polyurethane foam.
Iowa State Student Government is an organization that represents all students, working to serve students, and improve the student experience through advocacy and empowerment. Student Government allows for student organizations to advance themselves in their passions and academics.
In aerospace, the leading edge is always changing and so is LEA. A provider of innovative problem solving and holistic solutions, Leading Edge Aerospace provides advanced composite tooling construction to meet the high quality and demand of the market. Founded 20 years ago, their philosophy is to lead and never follow.
Rockwell Collins is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers' futures.
ROHACELL develops and creates premier structural foam core for composite applications, well-known for its excellent low weight and higher temperature resistance. With applications ranging from aerospace to automotive, and wind energy to medical, ROHACELL foam is frequently used in industry.
SunPower is an energy company that manufactures photovoltaic cells for both home and commercial use. They are based out of San Jose, California. Currently SunPower holds the world record for the most efficient solar cell at 24.1% efficiency.
Since 1977, through the implementation of custom automated equipment, Technical Services, Inc. has been assisting companies discover the increased production, quality, and safety that automated processes can bring to their product manufacturing.
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is committed to their mission to provide customers with innovative aerospace technologies and integrated systems that advance the performance, safety and efficiency of commercial aviation, global defense and space exploration. UTAS is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.
Vector, based out of Stuttgart Germany, is a software/ hardware company that specializes in the serial communication like CAN, and Ethernet. Specifically specializing in CAN systems for vehicles, allowing different parts of a car to communicate with each other.
Every coach—from our smallest camper van to our toy hauler to our largest diesel-pusher model—is built to Winnebago's legendary construction standards. It’s a process developed and refined over more than 60 years of building some of the strongest, most durable coaches in the industry. We invite you to read more about the history of Winnebago and the lineup of quality motorhomes and towables.
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