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The New SCHULICH AXIOM Unveiled!

By Bertyc @bertyc
After over 9 months in design, months of planning and anticipation, the University of Calgary Solar Team unveiled its third generation solar powered car, the SCHULICH AXIOM!
November 23, 2009 marked the writing of an important chapter in the team’s history. The SCHULICH AXIOM is faster, lighter, and more energy efficient! But beyond masterful engineering, this car entails and captures the values of this team. Teamwork, application of past experiences and concepts learned in class, excellence carried through each generation, dedication to deliver results, and gratitude for the generous support of families, friends, mentors, advisors, and sponsors who made this possible. And as before, the team strongly believes in importance of education and is committed to maintaining an interdisciplinary mandate of the team.
The name, just like the final design, was carefully chosen based on multiple qualities and meanings. The word “AXIOM” could be defined as a self evident and necessary truth: a mathematical law that is used to solve bigger problems. Problems like the need for energy efficient power alternatives, clean and recyclable energy sources, and often lack of public understanding of these solutions. With every car, the team is making progress in making the design and efficiency more appropriate for potential practical use in near future. With a more comfortable seating, less restrictions of height and weight, the research done by the team and similar teams is already being implemented in modern day vehicles.
Analogous to the first computers, we believe that current research and application of experience allows us to build the foundation towards a brighter, cleaner, and healthier future for our community and the world at large.
Please follow the link and check the Globe and Mail (November 24, 2009) page A7 to read our story. And keep visiting us at for more updates as we quickly approach race time!

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible, and helped us get this far!

The new SCHULICH AXIOM Unveiled!

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