15th December, 2016

Partners: GE

The Geec is pleased to present its partner, General Electric. GE is “the world’s premier digital industrial company” with the goal of “transforming industry by connecting the physical and digital.” GE spans its operations across 130 countries influencing areas of aviation, digital, healthcare, oil & gas, renewable energy, transport, and many more. In Ireland, GE […]

30th December, 2016

2016 Day 4: Them Glitches

Honestly, Day 4 (Thursday, if you’re operating on the schedule of a normal 21st-century human) was a bit of a slow news day here at Geec base camp. Therefore this post is frontloaded with celebrity “stories” of marginal relevance. Kimi Raikkonen was knocking around earlier in the week. But guess who dropped by to see […]

5th December, 2016

Partners: ÉireComposites

The Geec is pleased to present its partner: ÉireComposites ÉireComposites is an innovative design, manufacturing and testing company, involved in lightweight, high-performance, fibre-reinforced composite materials, with an international customer base in aerospace, wind energy, marine and automotive sectors. It has managed over €16m of EU FP6 and FP7 projects relating to composite materials for Aircraft Structures, Space […]

26th December, 2016

New Year brings new Geec 2.0 car

Continuing on from where we left off, the team is once again evolving its successive Geec car from last year. With many new faces on board and a well-structured timeline, the project has rallied through its first semester of planning. London is the city to host the Shell Eco-marathon 2016. The new location presents various […]

1st December, 2016

The Geec Website – Everything Explained

The newly refurbished Geec website coincides with the improvement of the Geec. With a vibrant, colourful and informative homepage, our team’s website designer, Daire Joyce, has brought the site to a new high. Our social media platforms are highly visible on the side of the homepage where one may easily like, share or contact us. […]

Partners: ARD Precision

This is the first in a series of blog posts about our partners, without whom this project would not be possible. The Geec is pleased to present its partner: ARD Precision   ARD Precision is a leader in precision engineering in Ireland specialising in processes such as CNC turning, milling, and spline and gear cutting. It […]

24th December, 2015

SEM Day 7: The End of the Beginning

Stall 333 in the paddock at the Ahoy Arena is empty now. Every cable-tie has been picked up. Every strip of duct-tape has been ripped off the floor. We even borrowed a brush so we wouldn’t be outdone by our spotless German and Greek stablemates. The Geec’s odyssey at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2015 has come […]

23rd December, 2015

SEM Day 6: Consolidation

After the thrills of yesterday’s successful first run, today at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2015 had a markedly different feel for The Geec. We were not the upstarts anymore. Maryrose’s run yesterday gave us a score of 172 km/kWh. Today was all about exceeding our own expectations of ourselves, and that meant strategic and technological changes. […]

Mission accomplished! 22nd December, 2015

SEM Day 5: A Day of Firsts

Everything runs on time in the Netherlands. So it was no surprise that at 15:00 precisely, the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon was formally opened. After 4 days of technical inspection and test runs, it was time to do what we came here to do. The first car took to the track at 15:30, and 20 minutes […]

21st December, 2015

SEM Day 4: practice

Basking in the afterglow of a successful technical inspection, today we aimed to get around the competition circuit in a test session. The Rotterdam SEM track includes straights of several hundred metres, some long sweeping curves, and two 90° corners, one of which is notorious for rollovers and slides. Maryrose, Niamh and Cian started yesterday […]