Archive for August, 2011

2011-2012 Fall Recruiting

Posted by David Caples On August - 2 - 2011

Fall semester is just a little over three weeks away. Therefore it’s almost time to begin to recruit new team members to the team! Keep checking the website and follow our Facebook for more information about recruiting! Also you can email Brady Thom, the Project Manager, at thombrad@msu.edu to be added to a mailing list for future updates.

Remember, anyone can join the team. All majors are accepted and no previous knowledge is required! Freshman through Super-senior, even grad students, may participate.

More information will follow in the next couple weeks as recruiting events get scheduled so stay tuned.

15th Place at FSAE MIS 2011!

Posted by David Caples On August - 2 - 2011

After a year of hard work, the team finished in 15th place overall out of 122 teams, a 9 position increase compared to last year. The event went very smoothly with not a single technical problem while driving and the car passed technical inspections without a single car adjustment, the first time in MSU history! The team scored 15th in Design, 26th in Presentation, 35th in Cost, 19th in Acceleration, 33rd in Skid Pad, 10th in Autocross, 13th in Endurance, and 36th in Fuel Economy. The team was one of only 36 teams (29.5%) to complete the Endurance event and only 27 teams (22.1%) to score in every event.

We cannot thank our sponsors enough who supported us through the entire year. Without their support, none of this success would have been possible. The team plans to build on this success and is already hard at work designing the 2011-2012 Car, a car that is shooting for podium!

More pictures to come!