Story About Us
Change is not a simple task. The journey of every great innovator was long, hard, and often clouded in failure. For over 27 years, students at Iowa State University have been dedicating their lives to developing revolutionary solar powered vehicles. To be honest, it has not been a smooth road. PrISUm has built upon our faults and has been fueled by our successes to achieve something greater. Through our journey, PrISUm has touched the lives of thousands of individuals. Over the years, the question has persisted “Can I own a solar powered car?”. In the past, we have had to say no. Today, we are tired of this response. Instead of waiting, we have taken it upon ourselves to change the paradigm of transportation.
The Midwest's Most Prestigious Solar Car Team
PrISUm is a student-led organization founded in 1989 on a heritage of advanced technology, innovative design, and a passion for beating the competition.
Over the past quarter of a century, PrISUm has developed 12 award winning solar vehicles.
It is our mission to build a practical solar car that changes the paradigm of transportation. In doing so, we strive to inspire future generations to pursue their passions through education.
Assistant Project Director
Dr. Emmanuel Agba
Dr. James Hill
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Dr. David Ringholz