Every year, Principia's solar car competes as a modern-day David in a world of engineering Goliaths. Harnessing the power of innovation, right ideas, teamwork, commitment, and cross-disciplinary expertise, Principia College’s small but mighty solar car program manages to excel in competitions against much larger engineering schools with seemingly unlimited budgets, such as Northwestern, Georgia Tech, and Purdue. Racing across the nation and around the world—in Texas, Australia, and Abu Dhabi—solar car team members represent Principia well with their commitment to excellence.
The team of student designers, drivers, mechanics, and assistants keep the goal of glorifying God foremost in thought by meeting logistical, performance, and safety challenges through the application and demonstration of Christian Science.
While gifts of any size are useful for necessary supplies and equipment, they also cast a vote of confidence, which is felt, appreciated, and essential to the entire team.