About Us


We are the Western High School Solar Cats . This team was introduced in 2013 as a part of the STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The solar car team, one of the four STEM programs, encourages students to pursue these fields in the future.

Over the 2014-2015 summer, the team put over 200 hours from 8 AM to 8 PM. We were extremely grateful to see our work pay off and be the first team in Western High to compete in the Solar Car Challenge. Although we placed 10th with a total 265.5 miles, the Solar Cats were named one of the best rookie teams.
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In the 2015-2016 season, the Solar Cats have yet again engineered greatness in which a whole new car was designed and brought to life. The new car, the Solar Cat V2, competed in the summer of 2016, driving 472,9 miles from Dallas to Minneapolis.

In only a year's time, the Solar Cats improved their rank from 10th to 4th in the nation and our goal is to keep learning and improving.

This July of 2018 we competed in the Solar Car Challenge with our Solar Cat V2. This year's race was from Fort Worth, Texas to Palmdale, California. From our previous experiences we improved our strategy and with 544.4 miles we won 1st in the Classic Division, a Lockheed Martin Award for "Engineering Excellence", along with 5 of the 6 daily trophies.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal

 

We are selling coupon books!

This is a new fundraiser where you can support STEM Education and the SolarCats while saving money!

Perfect for this holiday season!

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"Destination Books" and selecting your state/county 



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!More About Us
We structure our team as a company, we have different roles and management positions. In the past year we added various new elements to our structure such as: Program Manager, Race Logistics Manager and      Public Relations and Social Media. From the addition of Public Relations and Social Media we have obtained coverage from different networks and medias. Here are some of the articles and interviews where you can read and see more about us!








We also had the blessing of a fellow Solar Cat Alumni, Chen Lim, creating a documentary and a short trailer of the team during the 2018 Solar Car Challenge!
Sun-Sentinel
07/30/18
Our City Davie
04/18, pg 28-29
GiocoSolutions
Article
Our City Davie
10/18, pg 44-45
WSVN-7
​07/10/18
WSVN-7
​08/01/18

Victron Energy
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SCC 18
Documentary
Documentary
Trailer
Extended Trailer