Introducing George Polyzos. George is a dedicated 3rd Year Mechatronics Engineering Student who has one of the teams most important roles, being the #TeamASCEND Race Strategist!
What have you been working on?
I have been working on formulating the data from testing the car into values that correspond to the energy usage given speed. I have also worked on wiring the
solar arrays, creating cables, connectors, cable strains and mounting the bypass didoes.
What is exciting about the project?
Being part of Deakin’s first time competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is an exciting experience. Figuring out unknown problems creates challenges that I look forward to solving.
What would you like to get out of the Ascend Solar Car Project?
I would like to practice my engineering and communication skills. I believe that working on this project will allow me to develop these areas, in hopes of creating a good foundation for future engineering work.
Why did you want to join the team?
Everyone is respectful to one another and brings useful insights into problems as they arise within the project.
What is your top highlight from your time on the team?
Being able to work with peers who have knowledge and skills I can learn from, along with the different perspectives they bring.
What is your biggest concern about taking part in the WSC?
As it’s our first time, we don’t know what to fully expect. Being able to make it to the end of the course would be a great achievement, as travelling through the middle of Australia is harsh on any vehicle.