The University of Idaho has been participating in the SAE Collegiate Design
Series for the last two years. This is an engineering project in which students
design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style race cars. For the last
two years UI's formula car has been a group project activity. This year,
because of reasons including growing class size, the car was done as a Senior
Design Project. Eight seniors and three undergraduates formed a team to
participate in this high octane project.
Design of the car began in September at the beginning of the school year. At
the same time a vigorous schedule was set by students and faculty in order to
reach the goals set forth. With a team size nearly half that of many other
teams, these students found out what busy really is.