You're an engineering student looking to break into the private spaceflight industry at SpaceX. But the boss (Elon Musk) will only consider the top one percent of the human population for employment. According to one ex-recruiter, you can increase your odds by building racecars.
Take one FSAE car, add some studded Hoosiers, and find a frozen lake. That's how University of Saskatchwan does its testing.
We've all heard of Formula SAE, the racecar training ground for tomorrow's great automotive engineers. Did you know they still race their retired FSAE cars?
The Rochester Institute of Technology's Formula SAE team wanted to show the new freshman what their car could do. Naturally, they did some fantastic donuts.
Meet Delft University of Technology's student-built electric race car. Watch it lap the Formula Student UK endurance course at Silverstone earlier this month. Listen to it squeal, whine and chirp like R2-D2 having a tender moment with another droid.
Oregon State University is producing a documentary about the collegiate racing/engineering series Formula SAE and, if the trailer is any indication, RELENTLESS looks like it wants to be to collegiate Formula SAE racing what SENNA was to Formula One. Awesome.
Student racing teams of the Formula SAE know the tilt table as a mildly tedious element of pre-contest scrutineering — not a health risk. Luckily no one was injured when this tilt table decided 67 degrees just wasn't tilty enough. (Thanks to Ruben for the tip!)
The Global Formula Racing team, a combination of engineering students from Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg Ravensburg in Germany, won the Formula SAE Michigan challenge this weekend, the Super Bowl of college-built race cars.
A Canadian university suspended its student racecar-building team after one of the engineers in training had the audacity to pose with it while wearing a bikini. It's an independent study course in sexism, administrative idiocy and misplaced priorities.
Reader Alex tipped us off to this fully awesome carbon-fiber monocoque Formula SAE car that a friend of his worked on while at Western Washington University. While the chassis is impressive, the best part of it to us is the engine: .554L, Kawasaki 250 heads, custom machined-from-billet block and crank, and oh, eight…