Team Sunergy Sponsors

Appalachian State and Team Sunergy are committed to improving the future of transportation and the quality of life for the next generation. Right now, the team is developing technology to do just that, but needs your help. Join this incredible winning team and help Appalachian students in their race toward the future of transportation.

As a 501(c)-3 designated organization, your gifts to Team Sunergy are tax-deductible.

To learn more about partnering with Team Sunergy, contact Jeff McPherson at



Founded in 1931, Bridgestone is a multinational tire manufacturer that delivers a wide variety of tires to customers around the world, including tires for cars, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles and more. The company also manufactures solar vehicle-specific “ECOPIA with ologic” tires, which App State’s Team Sunergy has used for both of its solar cars — Apperion and ROSE — since 2016. Bridgestone has played a major role in allowing App State to compete in, and win, the American Solar Challenge. To further promote solar vehicles, the company hosts the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge every two years, in which solar cars race 3,000 kilometers through Australia over a span of five days.


"ASUREI is a committee of students, with faculty and staff advisors that are responsible for allocating money towards the implementation of renewable energy on campus. The committee's annual operating budget comes from a self-imposed student fee of $5 per student per semester."


"Appalachian has a decades-long commitment to sustainability, offering multiple degree programs and engaging our community through innovative initiatives. We honor this history, and boldly move forward, inspired by our unique mountain setting and with a genuine respect for the natural environment. We recognize sustainability is a journey, and "sustain Appalachian" is our commitment to advance our knowledge, to demonstrate innovative practices, and to lead by example."

VX Aerospace

VX Aerospace Corporation is a dynamic advanced composites manufacturing and design company. Flexibility and lean manufacturing are hallmarks of their production process. VX assisted the team with building the carbon fiber body of ROSE.


O2 emc is focused on developing and owning large scale ground-mounted solar power plants in the Southeast United States. Each solar project is developed to maximize profitability for investors, work opportunities for local contractors, as well as training and educational opportunities for local residents.O2 emc has developed more than 200 Megawatts of solar farms in North Carolina which generate more power than almost 12,000 average US homes consume, offsetting harmful emissions that would have been produced if the same amount of power were generated by burning fossil fuels.

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Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of academic departments including Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, and Theatre and Dance.

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As a model twenty-first century, nationally recognized core college, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Appalachian State University combines the best characteristics of liberal arts and research institutions in both its teaching and scholarship. In doing so, the college is committed to recruiting, supporting and retaining high quality and diverse faculty in order to produce the highest levels of instruction and scholarship, and to attract, educate and graduate outstanding students. The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. Our value lies not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of our students as world citizens.

University Communications

University Communications have supported the team since the beginning by donating their time to create: award winning video productions, article writing, public releases, photography, social media, website, graphic design, and award-winning magazine.


"MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development."


"Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life."


Since 1985, Altium has been developing, creating and selling electronic design tools (software and hardware) that help electronics designers harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ‘ecosystems’, and create connected, intelligent designs.


Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems used in the aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, and vehicles and transportation markets.

Action Sign

Action Creative Team, a division of SignFactory Direct, goes beyond the standards of good design. We are committed to help you and your company succeed by creating response provoking solutions. Our experienced designers listen to you, because you know your business better than anyone. We combine your thoughts and ideas with our experience to strengthen and refine your corporate identity. Together, we can create visually appealing and cost-effective marketing solutions for your company.

Goodnight Brothers

Goodnight Brothers has been specializing in the art of dry curing hams since 1948. Our focus is on curing, aging, de-boning, slicing and packaging country ham for the food service and retail industries. Based in Boone, NC.

Steeby Solarcar Scholarship

The Steeby Solarcar Scholarship was started in the Fall of 2017 and has since awarded over 15 scholarships to students of the Appalachian State Solar Vehicle Team.

Bissell Family Foundation

Provided financial support to Team Sunergy.

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