Blood, Sweat, Tears and SolidWorks Gets University of Houston SAE Team to Formula Hybrid

University of Houston Welding Frame

It has been a long, hard journey for the University of Houston SAE Formula Hybrid team.  With  blood, sweat, tears and SoldiWorks, engineering students, Bradlee Henderson, Dixon Valbuena, Jaime Gonzalez reached their goal to participate in Formula Hybrid 2014 and have one of the best experiences they could image.

University of Houston Formula Hybrid Garage

The Formula Hybrid Competition is an interdisciplinary design and engineering challenge for undergraduate and graduate students.

University of Houston Formula Hybrid Wiring

Teams design and build a formula-style electric or plug-in hybrid racecar and compete in a series of static and dynamic event.

Formula Hybrid emphasizes drive train innovation and fuel efficiency in high-performance applications.


University of Houston SAE team presented on design, stress analysis, costing and project management.

University of Houston Family and Friends

The best ‘thank you’ was to their families and friends that supported them through the arduous process.

Thank you University of Houston SAE Formula Hybrid team for sharing your story.  To compete with only three team members at a Formula Event is quite an accomplishment.  University of Houston Formula Hybrid Team


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