UWashington Formula Motorsports: Electric Racecar Development

Daniel Wageman | Dalton Morgan | Evan Marquardt

University of Washington

This project was funded on:
19 February 2013
Each year, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) organizes several different engineering competitions for students. Formula SAE is comprised of international collegiate teams that design, manufacture, assemble, and race their own open wheel, Formula-style car each year. The 2012-2013 competition will see the introduction of the Electric car competition in the United States. Formula SAE has been around for 34 years, and the University of Washington has been competing for the last 24.


Budget Overview

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Meet the Researcher


I have always been fascinated by cars. As soon as I found out there was such a thing as a mechanical engineering major, I was sold. I graduated with my BS Mech Eng spring of 2012 and an now working on my Masters degree at the University of Washington. I have spent the last six years working with the UWashington Formula Motorsports team holding positions from tube grinding grunt to engine package designer, to technical director and TA.

University of Washington Formula Motorsports is an interdisciplinary team of 72 students from numerous majors, including Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics, Electrical Engineering, Journalism, Business, and Industrial Design. The team provides students with an excellent opportunity to not only apply knowledge and skills from the classroom, but also to learn many new things in a hands-on setting. Over the course of an academic year, members are responsible for the development, manufacture, and testing of their own individual projects/components; by taking their projects from initial concept to the tested end-product, students develop a well-rounded set of engineering skills that simply cannot be obtained in the classroom.

Credit: FSG Kroeger

Project Backers

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