'Evolution' travelled 2,047km on solar power across the Australian Outback
Image courtesy of Cambridge University Eco Racing
Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a 60 strong student organisation that designs and builds solar powered vehicles to compete in the biennial World Solar Challenge.
We are a not-for-profit organisation that is mainly funded through corporate sponsorship and private support. Since our founding in 2007, we have been the UK’s number one for solar vehicle development and are leading the way to prove how much UK student teams are capable of. We believe that through the promotion of high-level student engineering projects, the UK can produce the best engineers in the world.
Our team mission is to inspire as well as innovate. Through exploring new areas of ultra-efficient vehicle technology, we aim to challenge the accepted concept for solar vehicles with our unique design. In addition we provide students at the University of Cambridge with a learning platform for applied engineering, strategic planning and leadership in the real world.
We are very keen to encourage students to follow a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career path. This leads us to undertake many outreach programmes, both nationally and internationally. Through public events and school visits, we show young students how exciting and varied a career in a STEM subject can be.
Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.
A gift of £90,000 from The Parasol Foundation Trust to the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust at the University of Cambridge will create two scholarships for outstanding graduate students to undertake studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects over the next three years.