Friday, May 16, 2008

Design, Cost and Presentation

Arriving back at the race track at 7:30 am on Thursday morning, team members worked hard to get the car cleaned and prepared for a long day of Static events. For those not familiar with Formula SAE, Thursday is the day that teams are grueled on the design of each car, the cost and manufacturability strategies and the marketing presenting. As I write this, the only scores that have been posted are the Cost/Manufacturing event. This event went very well for MSU; with team members Hillary Gregory and Jamie Yeung gathering 100% of the points possible in presenting their research projects on the manufacturing of oil filters and fuel injectors. Additionally, we earned another 100% point score in describing our lean manufacturing strategies to the judges.

Don't forget: tomorrow is the day of Endurance, so please join the team at MIS at 9:00 am for breakfast and a chance to see Car 51 run the endurance course. This is also the first time that Car 51 will be collecting pledge dollars as part of our Race for a Cause program to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. So please come and join us for food, some racing and see Car 51 with her beautiful Make-A-Wish adorned body, featuring Matthew, a special wish-kid.

In addition to a few photos, we have uploaded a video to YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Thats all for now, as I am running really short on time. I'll post more updates as Friday's events; Autocross, Acceleration, and Skid-pad, go on. Also, a bigtThanks to SAE for the Wi-Fi access that makes updating from the track possible!

Go Green. Go White. Go Fast,



Team at the Design Event

Cockpit Team Leader Elizabeth Carroll discusses Car 51's ergonomics with a judge

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!

Keep the videos coming

PLease post a picture of the car - I haven't seen it yet.

Jeff Schmitz