The objective of the ASME-sponsored Solar Splash is to promote the construction and competition of a solar-powered boat which can be built within a school year at a reasonable cost. Solar Splash was created to interest college students in solar energy, both as an energy source and in its engineering applications. The competition is designed to provide “hands-on” engineering experiences involving teamwork, develop project and program management skills, expose students to various technical disciplines, and require the use of system and people integration — while remaining a fun project. The 5 day event competition format includes points awarded for both engineering design components (design report, poster presentation, workmanship) and for boat performance (maneuverability, slalom, sprint, and endurance events).
Overview of the ASME “Solar Splash”: The Intercollegiate World Championship of Solar/Electric Boating
Morehouse, JH. "Overview of the ASME “Solar Splash”: The Intercollegiate World Championship of Solar/Electric Boating." Proceedings of the ANES/ASME Solar Joint 2006 XXXth Mexican National Solar Energy Week Conference. ANES/ASME 2006 Joint XXXth National Solar Energy Week. Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico. October 2–6, 2006. pp. 17-23. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ANES/ASME2006-0007
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