Platinum Sponsors

Altair provides its customers with comprehensive, open-architecture solutions for computer-aided engineering, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics. With this powerful software, users can enable design and optimization for high-performance, innovative, and sustainable products and processes in an increasingly connected world. Thanks to Altair, PrISUm will be able to calculate important aerodynamics data for Eliana utilizing their Virtual Wind Tunnel software.

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 optimize the aeroshell of the car.

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.

Gold Sponsors

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.

Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs nearly 4,000 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Our exceptional staff is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.

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.

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.

Collins Aerospace 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.

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.

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.

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 with NASA internships, fellowships, and scholarships, competitions for grants within higher education members (with NASA Mission Directorate alignment), as well as informal education grants with outreach affiliates.

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.

As a leader in the industry, Quality Manufacturing Corporation is committed to solving all of your manufacturing needs. From prototype development to full scale OEM supply contracts, Quality Manufacturing Corporation is a full-service fabricator. They are committed to supplying quality products and services that will exceed your expectations. Quality Manufacturing Corporation started in 1995 with the idea of producing high quality products. Over the years they have been fortunate to grow with their customers and establish a reputation for both quality and competitively priced components. Even though they have the capabilities and capacity of a larger company, they still retain the can do attitude and personal service from their small company roots.

Silver Sponsors

For over 100 years, Donaldson has helped solve some of the world’s most complex filtration challenges. They are driven to provide solutions to customers; motivated to do their best work; and committed to doing the right thing in business and community. As a global leader in the filtration industry, they pride themselves on their innovative technologies and solutions, backed by a talented and dedicated team of employees.
SBA, Veteran Owned company Geater Machining and Manufacturing, Co. (GMM) has been servicing the aerospace, electronic and high-tech industries since 1962. Our high quality parts and outstanding on-time delivery have developed GMM’s reputation into one that is synonymous with trust, and setting high standards for precision machined and fabricated parts. Located in America’s Heartland we can serve your quality and delivery needs with an award winning workforce and easy access to major interstates.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. Their construction and design engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market.
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.
MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, safely meets the energy needs of more than 1.6 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. They passionately strive to serve customers with increasingly clean, renewable energy and keep rates among the lowest in the nation. And they promise to keep doing it all while making sure customers have safe, reliable energy right when they need it.
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.

Bronze Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Adam’s MovingAgo LoBelloAmes Ford LincolnAmes West Side StorageArnold Motor SupplyBella Hair Salon
Brett CanaryChristopher and Olivia BloomquistDale & Judith Van ZanteDarrell WaughDave Holm and Teresa AlbertsonDee Dreezsen
Douglas GriffordEric & Ann WilsonFarner StorageGary & Connie KentJohn DunnLowe’s
Mackenzie KlimaMary McDermottMercedes of Des MoinesMolexMucky Duck PubNumerade
Ryan and Esther HaaseSmeet MinistryTPI CompositesWalmart