When I first joined the team, I knew nothing about solar cars. But I’ve always loved crazy ideas and I marvel at innovative products and Blue Sky Solar Racing offers both. Little did I know I would come to learn much more than I ever anticipated. Blue Sky has given me an appreciation for everything in between the idea and the final product. Before we get to the finish line, there are certain realities we must face, and both technical and non-technical challenges we must overcome. It is this intense journey we endure that helps us grow as engineers, and as individuals.
Even more, I get to experience it all with an incredibly intelligent, dedicated team. Every day I learn something new from them; their passion and commitment is infectious and they inspire me to work harder. And in my role as the Sponsorship Team Lead managing relations with our sponsors and supporters, I realize we are connected to an amazing community from around the world who all believe in a sustainable future. It is a passion that unites us all.
For me, this project has been a tremendous learning experience. And the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know (as Albert Einstein once said). It is a vicious but thoroughly rewarding cycle. The more I learn about the project, the more I realize how complex it truly is but rather than intimidate me, it only fuels my motivation to learn more and work harder so that we may reach the finish line. You see, Blue Sky has given me a sincere belief that nothing is impossible and this belief can lead to a world of wonder.
In conclusion, the Blue Sky Solar Racing project has helped me grow as an engineer and helped me discover a passion for sustainability. It has given me the opportunity to work with incredibly talented people. And lastly, it has helped me realize that the only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. All that in less than a year as a team lead! I can’t wait to see what’s next.