Solar Spotlight: Landon Reekstin

Landon is Prin Solar’s embedded systems developer, who works to program and assemble RA 11’s circuit boards. He writes code for several essential parts of the car, including the lights, battery pack, and data communication between the car’s systems.

“My goal is to help the team as much as possible by contributing what I know, while also gaining practical skills for after college in the process”

Solar Spotlight: Brian Kamusinga

Serving as a faculty advisor for the 2021 team, Professor Kamusinga has overseen the creation of five solar cars for 11 races at Principia. He emphasizes the importance of students “learning by doing” and as a chemist, he loves adding undergrads of any major onto the team.

“It’s important to ensure multiple perspectives, a variety of thought on the team”