PrISUm Sponsors


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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 a 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.

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.


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.

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.


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.
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 from Alcoa’s bauxite, alumina and aluminum products units.
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.
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.
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.

Danfoss, founded and headquartered in Nordborg, Denmark, is a company that has a variety of products in areas from hydraulic and electronic systems to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). They also are active in the fields of solar and wind energy.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.





Adopt-A Program is a way you can make a more direct impact on our team and our current car project and recieve PrISUm gear for your donation. Participating in the Adopt-A Program is optional; You can make a general donation if you would like to.




Donors will receive an official PrISUm Tire


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