Oregon High School Solar Car Team



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January 02

Posted by Alyssa 17 on January 3, 2014 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year!!

We are almost ready to go to LancAir and create the new and (hopefully) last parts of our frame. A student from the Stanford University came and spoke to us today. He was very nice and helped us figure out some more possible solutions for our car, as well as theorizing the best way to attatch and possibly hinge the bubble of our car to the top of it.

We have just a few more things to do, and then we will be ready to put our frame together. Following that, we will finish our electrical system, get a paint job, and start test-driving the car.

I'm currently working on making the website better and more useable, as well as working with the web store that should be up and running soon.

Thanks for supporting us!

Alyssa 17 Mc

Oregon High School Solar Car Team

Upcoming Things

Posted by Alyssa 17 on December 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be meeting twice over winter break: December 30 and January 4. Sometime on one of these days we hope to go to LancAir to finish creating our frame. Then we will be able to finish putiting the frame together, attatching it to our car, and prep for painting. 

We are hoping to get someone from the Stanford Solar Car Team (he came last year to speak with us) to come and talk with us. This may or may not happen, but we will email you the date so please make sure you're there when he comes.

We're getting there! How you can help!

Posted by Alyssa 17 on December 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Each meeting, we get closer and closer to our goal.

We are halfway done creating our new frame, which means that soon we will be able to paint our car and finish its electrical system. We're currently working on creating a webstore, where people can support us by buying some of our team merchandise. Also, we are working on putting our sponsors' logos on our new trailor.

A wonderful sponsor family has donated to us using Thrivent Choice Dollars. If you would like to do something similar, it's a great way to donate to our team through another company. We're trying to visit businesses so that more people will want to donate to our team before the end of the fiscal year. If you own a business, donating to our team is good for your business and for our team! We would love to get to know you and your business and learn from you.

February is a very important time for us that's coming up. In February, our team will have to decide wether or not to actually race this summer. I have no doubt that we will race this year, as we are very close to our goals already.

We are also working on a new car this year. We hope to be able to race both cars this year. To do that, we need a lot of help from you! 

Thank you for all your help and support! It means a lot to our team, and only with your help can we race.

~Alyssa Mc, Oregon High School Solar Car Team Captain

Webstore Coming Soon!

Posted by Alyssa 17 on November 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We are going to have a webstore coming soon where we will be selling things to support our team! We will be selling  bracelets with our car's name on it, and potentially t-shirts as well. We will also be selling DVDs of the documentary made by Mark Lindow of our 2012 trip to the Race in Texas. We hope that you will check it out when we have it up and running, and find more ways to support our team.


Posted by Alyssa 17 on September 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All! It's fall, so we're starting up with regular solar car meetings after school again!

The whole Team is expected to try and meet together for a Business Meeting each Wednesday from 3 to 5. Each Team member is expected to be at 2 of the 3 meetings throughout the week. Other meeting times are Thursday from 3 to 5 for the Electrical Crew and Friday from 3 to 5 for the Mechanical Crew.

We are trying to get our car ready to present at the Fall Festival in October. We need as many team members to come and help out as possible!

Email Alyssa for Questions

[email protected]

Web Updates

Posted by Alyssa 17 on June 5, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We hope to be adding a webstore and a page about our trip to Texas to this website soon! If you have any suggestions (such as items you might like to see in our webstore, or information you might like to know about our trip to Texas), please email them to [email protected]! We would love to hear your suggestions, and maybe you'll see some of them up on the website!


Alyssa 17

Star Party Reflections and Summer Schedule

Posted by Alyssa 17 on June 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Star Party went wonderfully, and we were really excited to talk to a lot of people there. We hope to have some new people joining our team.

While at the Star Party, we had an issue with our Batteries. We're currently working on finding a solution to the problem, and if you want to help us out, send us an email to [email protected] we'd love to talk with you!

Also coming up is summer! We won't be meeting next week because it's finals week for most students, but after that, starting Wednesday June 19th, we will be meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 1200 (noon) to 1600 (4 p.m.). If you know any High School Students (including students just finishing 8th grade), have them contact Alyssa at [email protected] to learn more about when and where to meet for the team. We'd love to have some new students join the team, especially from other schools!

Thanks so much to all our sponsors and everyone who's helped us out over the past years! We're really excited to keep working on our car so we can race next summer!

~Alyssa 17

Star Party

Posted by Alyssa 17 on May 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend, Saturday, the Solar Car Team will be at the star Party in Prineville. We are very excited to talk about our car. If there's any information you want, look through our website! It's going to be a lot of fun, and we hope to see you there!

Taco Fiesta

Posted by Alyssa 17 on February 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As I wrote in the previous news article, we are having a Taco Fiesta as a fundraiser!

The event is free- come and eat tacos and learn about us any time between 4:30 and 7:30 this Saturday evening! Feel free to bring your whole family, as there will be entertainment for anyone and everyone there! We will have contests, merchandise, sponsor thanking, and a raffle that night!

You can buy raffle tickets at this event. The raffle drawing will be sometime around 7 that evening. If you want to purchase a raffle ticket but can't be there that evening, email us about it at [email protected] The winner of this raffle will be able to drive our completed car sometime this upcomming summer!

Please be sure to invite all your friends and family to this Taco Fiesta, it's going to be a lot of fun and you're going to learn a lot!

See you there!