Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

UCD Team Places in 2016 SMUD Solar Regatta


From left to right: Jason Moore, Alexis Dorman, Kevin Choy, Nathan Sistek, and Marty Allgeier.


MAE students Alexis Dorman, Kevin Choy, Nathan Sistek, Jasdeep Sullan, and Marty Allgeier competed in the 2016 SMUD Solar Regatta with a custom designed and built solar powered catamaran. The UCD team placed 7th overall and took 3rd and 2nd place in the “best design” and “artistic design” categories, respectively. The team competed against other Northern California colleges and universities at the Rancho Seco Recreational Area on Saturday, May 14th. Alexis, Kevin, and Nathan designed the boat for their capstone design project in Dr. Jason Moore’s Mechanical Systems Design Project class with Jasdeep and Marty contributing to the fabrication and the competition. This 5th annual event is sponsored by SMUD and the team was supported by Calpine, Insulfoam, Larry Fisher’s Torema, and Davis community members: Matthew Seitzler, Gabriel Molina, and Mark Chang, and Peter Wagner. Come out to see the boat and meet the team at the College of Engineering Design Showcase on June 2nd.