Our sponsors give us the resources we need to stay on the cutting edge of solar car racing. From their time to their products to the financial support necessary for international competition, these are the companies and individuals that believe in us and support us. Without our sponsors, our car would be nothing more than precise drawings. These sponsors give us guidance when we get overwhelmed and expertise when we need to build.

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project could not exist without our sponsors.

We are proud to represent every company on this page because of their commitment to our development as students, engineers, and leaders.

Every day we get to work with a real solar car, we are grateful for their contributions.

Here, we present our sponsors, organized by their donation level and sorted alphabetically.

If you would like to invest in the first cruiser class team in America, take a look at our Sponsor Information Brochure. Contact us at svp@umn.edu for any questions you may have about sponsorship.


Driver Level

 

CSE Dean's Office

The CSE Dean's Office is supporting education on the University of Minnesota campus, inside the classroom and out. Their investment in the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project reflects a belief that University of Minnesota students should receive a robust and broad education.

Umn Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department

The UMN BBE Department supports the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project by providing a workspace in which hands actually get dirty. This space is home to every success and failure, practically home to many members of our organization.

Crew Chief

robert k. Eddy

Bob Eddy is the Chairman of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project's Advisory Board, guiding the organization with his experience earned as a businessman and a philanthropist.

umn Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The University of Minnesota ECE Department consists of nearly 900 students and 47 renowned faculty members, preparing students as computers dominate the societal shifts seen today.

Pit Crew

UMN Institute on the Environment

sam Lenius


Team Member

ST Micro

Dr. Demetris Yannopoulos

Arrow Electronics

Shad Ketcher

Drs. Keith & Barbara Lurie


Friend of the Team

steve loch

Martin Custom Products

Hernan mercado-corujo

Mr. Timothy D. McNeal

NKK Switches

David O'Connor

Patrick J. O'Connor

Capt Michael G. Olson

Michael & Tamarah Olson

Drs. David & Heather Orser

Richard & Karen Palmer

Michael J. Peterson

Bob & Mary Poirier

Protocase

Wanling & Steven Qu

Joan & Michael Rajala

Stephen Rehdantz

Lauren D. Roesner

Adem E. Rudin

Ruland Manufacturing

Steven & Kaye Schneider

Jill M. Skogheim

Steven Skorich

Gary & Donna Sloan

Kristin & Eric Sorenson

Mr. John B. Thiesse

Thompson Family

Kurt Vanden Bussche

Jeff & Christiann Walton

John W. Washburn

William M. Westler

Shiping Yi

Maureen Zeimet

Michelle & David Anderson

Anoco Metal Services

Anonymous Donors

John Blahoski

Jim & Connie Brennan

The Honorable Laura Brod

Jerry Broeckert

keith & Amber Butcher

Patricia & David Christen

Roger & Janet Coffey

Carolee & Mark Cohen

Mark & Krystan Coyle

Kim Dockter

Mary Dunphy

Hon. John R. & Nancy Frobenius

Full Steam Engineering

German Family

Robert & Wendy Graber

Michael J. Groeschel

Phyllis & Donald Hagen

Bryan & Heidi Haugeberg

Heatcon

William P. Hegmann

Jake Herbers

Mary C. Hessburg

Tess K. Holmquist

George Hopkins

The Honorable Michael & Erika Hsu

Lt. Col. Jeffrey & Ms Tamera Koss

Mark & Deborah Kravik

Dr. Karen Lee

Victor Lee