The team provides hands-on experience in a multi-phased project development process and in engineering design practice far beyond a standard university curriculum.
Through participation in the annual SAE Formula Hybrid competition, members build invaluable skills in product-design, team collaboration, and project management, helping to properly prepare them for professional careers in the world of engineering and management.
Formula Hybrid is an annual international collegiate event held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH each spring. The competition attracts top students from a long list of highly-reputable schools, many of which focus educational emphases on STEM research and development. To compete, student teams must design, manufacture, and build a highly complex, formula-style racecar consisting of a drivetrain.
The student vehicles are then put through a rigorous set of inspection processes, design evaluations, and dynamic racing events in order to test the overall vehicle ability and engineering proficiency. The competition promotes creativity and design innovation to help drive technical educational development, culminating in what the Society of Automotive Engineers hails as “the most challenging of all the SAE Collegiate Design Series engineering competitions.”
The 2019 Formula Hybrid competition will take place April 29 - May 2, 2019.learn more