UTA’s FSAE Texas Autocross Weekend 2014 Supported by SolidWorks VAR GoEngineer

Texas Autocross at UTA 2014

University of Texas – Arlington (UT-Arlington) hosted the 14th annual “Texas Autocross Weekend” July 11 – 13, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Bob Woods.   The original intent was for Texas and Oklahoma schools to get together, but the event has grown to be a North American event to observe cars in a more relaxed setting than the high pressure competitive FSAE race events at Michigan Speedway  and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lancer Motorsports Windsor at Texas Autocross

There were 25 cars at the event, with over 50 drivers and 10 teams,  University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M, University of Texas, University of New Mexico, Oklahoma State University, University of North Texas, Kansas University, Auburn University, University of Oklahoma, University of Windsor

On Friday, UTA opened its shop to the teams to tour its Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering showcase room, view a fleet of 20 vehicles, and provide a quality upgraded automotive shop to teams to do any last minute repairs.

Pizza and  GoEngineer Training at UTA Autocross

Dave Schaller and the GoEngineer Texas team provided training to FSAE teams to help students be more successful in the design and analysis of their cars.  Pizza and SolidWorks training go well together.  Dave and GoEngineer have been supporting FSAE teams for over 10 years.

Univeristy of Texas Arlington  TX AutoCross

I have seen Dave in the garage at Texas A&M and judging at Formula Hybrid in New Hampshire.   He is a mentor to these teams and provides great insight into the rules and the competition.

GoEngineer Gives SolidWorks BackPacks At FSAE Texas Event

Dave closed the night out by giving SolidWorks backpacks to the FSAE teams.  Thank you Dave and UTA for sharing with FSAE teams and the SolidWorks Community.  Marie

 

 

 

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
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