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MIT Motorsports, Formula SAE
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Type of Group: Student group
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Office: N52
Website: http://web.mit.edu/fsae
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The mission of the MIT Motorsports team is to educate students as professional engineers and leaders through the development of a competitive prototype vehicle. Working with the team takes students out of the classroom and allows them to apply textbook theories to real work experience.

The MIT Motorsports team designs and builds a small formula-style car from the ground up every year so that we can compete against other teams from around the world. This group has grown from only two freshman students in 2001 to nearly 30 students today, and has placed in the top ten in back to back years at the Formula SAE West Competition, and 16th this past year at the largest competition, Formula SAE Michigan.

For the 2012-2014 cycle MIT Motorsports is going in a completely different direction. We are currently in the process of completing an electric-powered car for the Formula SAE Electric Competition in the United States. We are excited for this new challenge, and as always have high expectations for ourselves in the next year.

History

MIT Motorsports was started in 2001 by two freshmen, Rich J. and Nick G. The first car was completed by a small team in 2003 and went to its first competition in Michigan, placing 97th. The team has continually grown and improved over the past ten years, and has created a total of eight cars to date. MIT Motorsports now consists of approximately 25 members, placed in the top ten in California in back to back years, and achieved a 16h place overall finish in Michigan, its best ever.

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