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Celebrate science festival

Celebrate Science festival We were at the Durham Celebrate Science Festival, with the Department of Engineering, last week, showcasing some of the materials that we use to build our solar cars!  The main challenge was – can you break our carbon fibre “X”.  The carbon is still in one piece!  Thank you to everyone that …

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New Name

Durham university solar car New Car. New Name. Same Goal.It’s official – we’re working on a new car! Under our new name Durham University Solar car, we’re very much looking forward to getting into a busy build cycle but are as ready as ever. Hope you’re as excited as us for the next year. Don’t …

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Solar Tour UK

2021 is shaping up to be another exciting year for DUEM, even if it didn’t go quite as planned. DUEM had originally intended to compete in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2021. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we had to make the difficult decision to withdraw. However, in true DUEM spirit, that wasn’t going …

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IEF Solar Car Conference 2021

Our Faculty Advisor and Deputy Head of Engineering at Durham University, Professor David-Sims Williams, gave an incredibly informative and insightful talk at the IEF Solar Conference last month.

St John’s MCR Presentation

Here’s Ellie, our postgraduate advisor, giving a DUEM presentaton to St John’s MCR! The talk was called Blood Sweat & Carbon – Design, Development and Racing the Durham University Solar Car. It looked at the steps we took to design and manufacture an ultra efficient car like Ortus, and our subsequent journey across the Australian …

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Coxhoe Scouts & Beavers

Our Outreach Team have been busy preparing and delivering Zoom presentations, including a recent session with Coxhoe Beavers and Scouts! Following the event we received some lovely feedback from the group; we are so glad to hear that they enjoyed it!  A Successful Outreach Session! “Thank you to DUEM for their interesting and interactive presentation …

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British Science Week 2021

 British Science Week runs from the 5th – 14th March. We are Durham University Electric Motorsport and have put together a short video to show students how STEM subjects can lead to exciting opportunities and how the skills gained from these subjects are essential for all future careers. This video aims to meet Gatsby Benchmark 4: “By the age …

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Ouston Solar Challenge

DUEM attempts a unique 24-hour ‘Ouston Solar Challenge’ Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) have achieved some amazing results over the past few years; building our solar-powered car, ‘Ortus’, achieving our best results yet in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 and expanding our dedicated team are to name just a few. Last weekend was no …

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Best Ever Result for Durham in The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge – a 3022km race across central Australia, cruising at highway speeds using less power than a hairdryer; with over 50 teams from 24 countries competing it is easily the largest and most exciting Solar race in the world. We went out as a team of 16 engineers from Durham University …

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