Vedant Agarwal was born in India and his childhood dream was to build a race car. When he realized that his dream could actually come true, he joined the Solar Car team in September 2005. He also respected the fact that Solar Car was the most professional organization on campus.
Vedant graduated in 2009 with a degree in mechanical engineering. During his time on the team, he worked as a mechanical engineer designing and analyzing the rear suspension. He raced in the 2007 World Solar Challenge. One of his favorite memories with the team was seeing the workspace for the first time. He also really enjoyed race crew initiation at the Big House. Of course, he can’t forget the numerous achievements on Continuum, such as the entire team’s lower surface layup session, getting the rear suspension installed, and watching the car drive for the first time.
What he misses most are the unique senses of humor of the race crew members and doing hands-on engineering work. Today, Vedant is beginning to pursue his MBA at the Indian School of Business. He comments about his experience on the team, “Solar car taught me how to be a leader, work in large team projects, become accountable for my work, and push myself beyond my comfort zone.” To the current team, he proclaims, “Dont be afraid to try new ideas and keep taking help from ex-team members.”