Welcome to InSPIRE!
We are a group of UIUC students who are passionate about teaching and using new, exciting technologies with a strong focus on solar energy. We believe renewable resources are the only way to go in the future, and that solar energy is at the forefront of that. We want to not only make solar energy more practical and accessible through our project team, but through outreach. We endeavor to expose young students (including middle & high school) and other groups in our community to the fun and exciting world of engineering and solar energy.
We are a student chapter of the non-profit of the same name, InSPIRE. The S and P in "InSPIRE" used to stand for "Solar Photovoltaic". When the non-profit changed their name, we did so as well. But we still retain much of our original theme --- Solar Energy.
To check out the website of our other chapter: inspireillinois.org
We would like to recognize Sivananthan Laboratories.
Dr. Siva Sivananthan is the founder and CEO of Siva Labs. He is also the founder of the non-profit, InSPIRE, which is a subsidiary of Siva labs.
We owe our existence to them :D
Feel free to check out the important work they do here: http://sivananthanlabs.us/!
What we do:
Outreach events such as visiting local libraries, Engineering Open House, and setting up public informational tables.
Development of a solar powered outdoors table (SPOT) through our Project Team
Participating in the Annual Solar District Cup competition. Granting competitors real world solar project development experience and use of professional solar design software.
Bringing together a group of UIUC students who are as passionate as we are about solar energy and making it more accessible to UIUC and our surrounding neighborhoods.
If any of the above sounded interesting to you, it's incredibly easy to get involved with us. Just check out the front page of the site and join one of our committees.
To get even more involved,
Like and follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InSPIREUIUC/
Like and follow us on Instagram @inspire_uiuc
Subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hbLC9b
Organization email: email@example.com
You can also reach out to members of the executive board directly; see the 'Meet the Exec' page for contact info.