PrISUm Sponsors

Boeing is a premier Aerospace company based out of Seattle, Washington. Creating and testing aircraft, rockets, and satellites. With about 160,000 employees worldwide Boeing works on creating aircraft that are sustainable. Since 1925 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.
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.
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.


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 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 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.


The Bridgestone Group's mission is based on the words of its founder: “Serving Society with Superior Quality.” To fulfill this mission, Bridgestone Group has used the concept of “foundation” to demonstrate the sustained commitment of employees to provide its customers with world class products and services and to serve the communities where Bridgestone does business. “The Bridgestone Essence” is composed of the above words, integrated corporate culture, and diversity that today's company has inherited and a shared sense of values that can be embraced by Bridgestone employees around the world.


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 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.

Iowa State Office of the Provost

The Iowa State Office of the Provost is responsible for Iowa State’s academic mission in education, discover, and service. This includes overseeing the seven academic colleges, the Graduate College, the University Library, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Office of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach. The Iowa State Office of the Provost works towards continuous quality of improvement in 60 academic departments.

John Deere

Since 1837, John Deere has seen many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And John Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders. And John Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.

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.


Snap-on is a leader in the industry with tools that are universally recognized by professionals as the absolute highest quality in the industry. Snap-on franchisees are in the enviable position of selling exclusive, premium products to their customers. At Snap-on, they are driven by a relentless determination to be the best, providing practical, original and inventive solutions for the professionals they serve.


Trilix began with a vision that, through authenticity and creativity, they could build genuine connections with consumers. Ten years later, they’re one of the fastest growing agencies in the state of Iowa, working with clients on a national and global scale for marketing and advertising applications.
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.
Barnes Manufacturing operates on the principle of If You Dream It, Our Engineers and Machinists Can Build It. From Marion, Iowa, Barnes is a A One-Stop Shop for Top Quality Short-Run Production. “No” isn’t in their vocabulary for any of your manufacturing needs.
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.
With a mission to create quality, safe, green, and smart technology, Ford takes the automotive world one step farther. Honoring a longstanding commitment to developing the vehicle innovation of tomorrow, Ford strives to be sustainable in their solutions.
A part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program since 1990, the ISGC continually strives to improve and inspire Iowa’s future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The ISGC supports aerospace research, education, and outreach activities for all Iowans through five program categories: internships, fellowships, scholarships; higher education; research infrastructure; precollege; and informal education.
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.
Marshalltown is a manufacturer of tools primarily used in construction with materials such as asphalt, brick, concrete, drywall, EIFS, flooring, paint, plaster, stucco and tile. Those tools are used throughout the world by professionals as well as do-it-yourselfers and can be seen with the Marshalltown and QLT by Marshalltown labels. Marshalltown also manufactures bar-code scanners and scanning solutions under the MT-Mobility name.
Mitsuba - Nomura is the premier solar car parts trader and manufacturer for the international engineering community. Their top designs in power and efficiency for electric drive-trains bring solar electric vehicles to the next level.
Today, Motorola is combining that pioneering spirit with a renewed commitment to consumers. Motorola is dedicated to bringing consumers around the world great value through devices that don’t compromise on quality, experiences or style. As a company, Motorola continues to look for new opportunities to change people’s lives for the better through the magic of mobility.
Northern Products Company designs and produces packaging systems that effectively and efficiently protect products from damage during storage or transit. Drawing upon 40 plus years of industry experience, NPC offers a wide range of customized cushioned packaging services for any industry. We can offer solutions that range from crating to pallets and foam inserts to cartons. As a Midwest company and supporter of STEM programs, NPC is proud to be transporting PrISUm’s precious cargo throughout their journey across the outback.
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.
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
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.
Deluxe Machine and Manufacturing

Don Vogel (Grandpa Don)

Evan Stumpges

Iowa State Extension and Outreach

Joe and LuAnn Meyers

Polynt Composites
Pratt & Whitney
TPI Composites
Airex Baltek Banova
Arnold Motor supply
Engineering Student Council
Rapids Reproductions
Sinned Customs
Triumph of Ago Expo

Alan Johnson

Charles Kiester

Charley Klima

Dale & Judith Van Zante

Dee Dreeszen

Denny's Vents and Things

Douglas & Muriel Gifford

Edward Cramer

Elizabeth Hunter

Eric & Ann Wilson

Eric Weflen

Gary & Connie Kent

Jeff Benz (The Solar Consultants)

Jill & Dan Mallek

John Dunn

Margo Works

Mike Kiester

Mr. Douglas & Mrs. Susan Maass

Mr. Jeffrey McClenathan

Mr. Timothy Lass

Paul Gates & Marie Franchett

Ronald and Jane Brownlee

Sandra Widmar

Steven & Lynn Goode

William & Sonya Burtnett


Mrs. Julia McGuire


Chad & Julie Suiter

PrISUm Solar Car