Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Davis Solar Boat Team

On Saturday, May 5th, the Solar Boat Team at UC Davis competed at the seventh annual California Solar Regatta. This competition is sponsored by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and is an effort to promote renewable energy and sustainability among California high schools, colleges, and universities. Participating boats are scored on performance, design, sustainability, and presentation. The UC Davis team was awarded Best Technical Design, Best Artistic Design, Best Boat Design, and the Spirit Award, and placed second overall for the competition. These awards came after nine months of hard work and countless hours of dedication from the entire team, and was made further possible by contributions from the team’s sponsors and their faculty mentors.