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Solar Boat

NU Solar Boat is a student-run engineering club founded in 2009 that designs, builds and races a solar-powered boat.  This club gives students a chance to apply concepts and skills they have learned in the classroom and during co-op. ​Some of these skills include, solid modeling, engineering design and analysis, teamwork, and machining. Relevent courses include Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, and more.

They​ volunteer with Boston Family Boat Building to teach elementary school students about engineering, electricity, solar power, buoyancy, and boats.​


Student Organization Advisor

  • Overall Competition - 10th place in 2013, 2nd place in 2014
  • Sprint Event - 8th place in 2011, 1st place in 2014
  • Technical Report - 2nd place in 2013
  • Visual Presentation - 1st Place in 2013, 3rd place in 2014
  • Most Improved Team - 2014
Fall Weekly Meeting
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-9pm
50 Richards