A Finished Chassis

Just a few weeks ago an exciting moment in Michigan State’s Formula SAE team’s year took place. A major milestone in any racing teams calendar was fulfilled. The teams carbon fiber monocoque chassis was returned from Pratt and Whitney’s autoclave and returned to our shop in all its glory. The completion of the chassis is [...]

Auto Show Success and Upcoming Events

Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team came well prepared for this years North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The team had a beautiful display set up on the lower level of Cobo Hall. The display featured three of the teams most recent cars, a collection of the teams trophies, and [...]

Christmas Break 2012

The semester has ended. For most students that means heading home for the holidays. However, the beginning of break for Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team means that the real work has just begun. Christmas break is the busiest time of year for the Formula team, and it is a time when the car really comes [...]

2012-2013 Recruiting

Fall semester is rapidly approaching, which means it’s almost time for new members to join our team! Find us at the following events to see what we’re all about, check out the car, and sign up for our mailing list to start the process to join!
Monday, Aug. 27 – All day
Outside Wilson Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 28 [...]

6th Place Overall at FSAE-Lincoln!

After the disappointment at Michigan, the team was determined to reach the full potential of the vehicle and finish in the top 10 at Lincoln. Between the two competitions, the entire car had been pushed to its limits during testing. The team had logged over 350 miles of testing on the vehicle and [...]

Winter Break

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The end of the semester is here, and with it winter break, one of our busiest times of the year. Having completed the required safety testing, we have just begun constructing our chassis, the team’s fourth carbon fiber monocoque. The chassis lay-up is a month-long process that will continue through the semester break as the whole team pitches in and takes advantage of not having classes. There will be a lot of early mornings and late nights as we work to complete the chassis and the car as a whole....

Car 9 Manufacturing

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Car 9 Manufacturing
Another school year is now well underway and with it, the production of next Michigan State Formula SAE vehicle, Car 9. We are currently finalizing design and are in the core of the manufacturing process. We focused the beginning of the school year on building a strong team and we have been very successful! During October, the team participated in its first big event of the year, the MSU Homecoming Parade. This community event is great exposure for the program and lots of fun for team members. This...

2013-2014 Recruitment

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The team is officially recruiting new members! Follow the team on campus to learn how to join. Listed are the locations, dates, and times of where the team will be: Engineering Colloquium at the Engineering Building: Tuesday 8/27/13 (9:00 am-1:00 pm) Sparticipation at Munn Field: Tuesday 8/27/13 (5:00 pm-8:00 pm) The Rock: Wednesday 8/28/13 (10:00 am-4:00 pm) Engineering Building: Thursday 8/29/13 (10:00 am-4:00 pm) Wilson Hall: Tuesday 9/3/13 (10:00 am-4:00 pm) Engineering Building: Wednesday 9/4/13...

It’s a New Season

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The 2012-2013 season has finally come to an end! The MSU Formula Racing Team finished 10th place overall at Formula North and 23rd overall at FSAE Nebraska. At FSAE-Nebraska, we were well on our way to a top 5 finish (2nd in acceleration, 5th in autocross, and 7th in skidpad) until we had a minor starter motor failure at driver change during endurance. We were about 30 seconds late getting back to the start line, but were given the green flag. After one lap, the second driver was flagged in and...

9th Overall, 3rd in Endurance at FSAEM 2013

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After a long and difficult build season, we have finally reached competition season! Our first competition, FSAE Michigan, was held last week at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI involving 120 teams from around the globe. This years MSU Formula Racing Team finished Third in Endurance and 9th overall! We are very proud of how we ended up, and we cannot wait to see where this upcoming year will take us! Here is a link to some pictures from the competition, feel free to share it with...

A Finished Chassis

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Just a few weeks ago an exciting moment in Michigan State’s Formula SAE team’s year took place. A major milestone in any racing teams calendar was fulfilled. The teams carbon fiber monocoque chassis was returned from Pratt and Whitney’s autoclave and returned to our shop in all its glory. The completion of the chassis is a huge part of the manufacturing process and a big morale booster to all the team members, especially the chassis team. A team that has been putting in countless...

Auto Show Success and Upcoming Events

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Auto Show Success and Upcoming Events
Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team came well prepared for this years North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The team had a beautiful display set up on the lower level of Cobo Hall. The display featured three of the teams most recent cars, a collection of the teams trophies, and an elegant lighting display donated by Skyline®. The Auto Show gave the team the chance to get out of the work shop and share their enthusiasm for racing and love of building race...

Christmas Break 2012

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Christmas Break 2012
The semester has ended. For most students that means heading home for the holidays. However, the beginning of break for Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team means that the real work has just begun. Christmas break is the busiest time of year for the Formula team, and it is a time when the car really comes together. By the end of break, the team plans on completing a majority of the chassis fabrication along with numerous other projects. Our members are extremely committed and will be constantly...

Car 15 Underway

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Michigan State’s Formula SAE team has begun the initial stages of development for the 2012-2013 car, Car 15. Currently, all teams are meeting at the shop as new members are learning about the different systems they will be involved with on the car. The number of new recruits are up and the expectations for this years car are high as team leaders begin assigning tasks to new members. The team this year is hoping to incorporate an aerodynamics system on the car, an addition that should greatly...

Recruitment Questionnaire

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Recruitment Questionnaire: The purpose of this questionnaire is for you to tell us about yourself. This is not an interview process! Also, it will help organize the logistics of providing rides to the shop, etc. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability and feel free to write as much as you need to answer the question. * indicates required field Name: * Email: * ...

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