Formula SAE Michigan – Day 4 – For the Love of Engineering

After a heavy thunderstorm, the temperature has dropped.  Drivers had to make a gambling tire decision for a wet or a dry track.  

I continue to find the love of engineering today, first I met the Northwestern team waiting in line for the endurance /fuel economy run.  What did they like best about this year’s event?  Making it to every contest from the static events through the dynamic events.

FSAE Northwestern 

A trip to the pits finds me able to talk to the University of Manitoba.  With the Polar Bear Racing team’s help, SolidWorks was able to create models for FSAE teams on  These young engineers said that making through all events both static and dynamic was the highlight of this year’s competition.  Just more love about what they do from design to build.   They have a new website that was advertised on their car

 FSAE Manitoba 2011 

And what about WPI?  Well this young team – made it through the endurance event.  So all static and dynamic events were completed.  They too achieved their goal – all for the love of engineering.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard