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UNM’s Solar Splash team takes home multiple awards at international competition

June 10, 2018 - By Kim Delker

The University of New Mexico’s Solar Splash team won 10 awards during the Solar Splash competition June 5-9 in Springfield, Ohio.

The UNM team won fourth place overall, and for the second year in a row took home the Outstanding Solar System Design Award.

Solar teamThe team also won:

  •  The Most Improved Team Award
  •  Outstanding Electrical System Design Award
  •  First place Outstanding Workmanship Award
  •  Second place in solar slalom
  •  Second place in technical report
  •  Third place in the 300-meter sprint
  •  Third place in visual display


This is the third year that UNM has participated in the contest. Last year, the team placed seventh overall, and it 2016, the team placed fourth overall.
Faculty advisors to the team were Peter Vorobieff, professor of mechanical engineering, and Jane Lehr, professor of electrical and computer engineering.