Formula FSAE Michigan 2013 – For the Love of Engineering Part 3

University of Maine Black Bear Racing 2
We passed inspection! Three words the University of Maine – Black Bear Racing team needed to hear in their light, quick, and affordable race car.

 University of Maryland FSAE

Before any car races on the track, the vehicle must pass a series of technical inspections.  University of Maryland racing team passed inspection. I had a chance to review the team's aerodynamic front and rear wings – impressive. 

My husband David recorded some of the inspections so I can share with you.

Drivers must exit the vehicle in 5 seconds or less.    You can almost feel the drivers heart pounding. Southern  Polytechnic State University from Georgia shows you how it is done.

How long can your car hang on its side?  Universidad Simon Bolivar from Venezula shows you in this video.  Just when you think you are tilted enough, the driver must hold on - watch til the end. 

These students love engineering and it shows.  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