Cal Poly’s Prototype Vehicles Laboratory (PROVE Lab) is a student-run non-profit organization that strives to solve real-world issues by pushing the boundaries of engineering. Students work as part of a cross-functional team to design, build, test, and market ambitious prototype vehicles. The team's flagship project is Dawn, a purely solar-powered car designed to travel faster than 65 miles per hour. The team's current focus is on Mila, a fully electric, long-range sports car that will travel over 1000 miles on a single charge. In PROVE, members gain hands-on design and manufacturing experience, while learning to work with a team in a fast-paced startup like environment. Our members work across five subteams, Mechanical, High Voltage, Low Voltage, Aeroshell, and Business. Members of all majors, colleges, and backgrounds are welcome!


Project Managers: Sinchana Shivaprasad, Max Schecter, Anthony Ferrell

Mechanical Leads: Shayne Conner, Oliver Barnaal

Low Voltage Leads: Eugenio Pasos, Shynn Lawrence

High Voltage Leads: Nikolai Downs, Kyle Lim

Aeroshell Leads: Will Bruner, Eric Camargo

Business Leads: Sam Ongsiaco, Justin Gardner

Manufacturing Lead: Remy Lacchia

Advisor: Dr. Paulo Iscold

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