Meet Justin Ivelja our #teamASCEND CAD guru! A 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Student. Justin is responsible for working on the body of the car in CAD so that it can be manufactured and implemented. He has been super busy lately, working on CAD of the roof and individual body panels which will be 3D printed and assembled. Thanks for all your hard work Justin!
What is exciting about the project?
The project being a unique engineering challenge is exciting, especially when our work will be put to the test in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. So far, I have learned how a real-world team environment operates differently from the work I have done during my studies.
What would you like to get out of the Ascend Solar Car Project?
I hope to gain experience in a real-world engineering project so that I can be ready for the workforce. I want to further develop the skills that I have learned at university and apply them. I also hope to meet people in the industry and create meaningful connections with them in the future.
What do you love about the team?
I love the atmosphere and environment of the team, it makes working on the project fun while still being a place where everyone is willing to learn from each other and the project.
What is your top highlight from your time on the team?
Being involved in the creation and assembly of the body has been a highlight. Working on developing a design in CAD software and then getting the parts manufactured and assembled into a functional element of the project has been great.
What are you most looking forward to about taking part in the WSC?
Finishing my main major task which has been developing the roof of the car into panels that can be 3D printed and assembled. I also look forward to seeing how our work on the project performs in #BSWC23.