Motorsport 2024

$7,877
78%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
35 Donors
33
days left
Project ends on July 01, at 12:00 AM EDT
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Motorsport 2024

"By donating to Rensselaer Motorsport, you are helping students gain practical experience as part of a team, applying what they learn in the classroom." - Bridget Macmillan ’24, Team Lead

The Mission

Rensselaer Motorsport gives students a unique opportunity to apply concepts that they learn in the classroom to real-world engineering problems. They are tasked with designing and manufacturing parts for each race car, and they must defend their designs to industry professionals at the Formula SAE competition. This prepares our team members for their professional careers and teaches them valuable skills that are not taught in the classroom.

What You’re Supporting

Donations to Rensselaer Motorsport help fund the purchase of raw materials for manufacturing, parts, and shop supplies that are necessary for completing our car.

We need to raise $10,000 in order to build our first running electric vehicle!

Through these donations, you’re funding a team that builds a race car and helps its members develop skills that will serve them throughout their careers. You can see the results of these skills and your donation in the finished vehicle unveiled each year. Through Rensselaer Motorsport, students apply skills learned in class to a real-world project, allowing them to better understand the concepts and become more well-rounded engineers. Anyone who has worked on making or manufacturing components for the car will tell you that no classroom can provide the hands-on learning experience the team has. Your donation ensures that the team has the financial resources to continue offering this opportunity to all RPI students. 

Who We Are

To many members, Rensselaer Motorsport is more than a club that allows them to tinker with a race car. Building the car is a passion that requires dedication, perseverance, and ingenuity. Anyone who has worked on designing or manufacturing components for the car will tell you that the knowledge and hands-on experience they gain simply could not be taught in a classroom.  

In addition to the educational benefits, the team creates a close-knit group that takes pride in our work. Rensselaer Motorsport has been a part of the Rensselaer community since 1992, and is proud to have a very strong and supportive alumni network. With your help, we can continue to grow the team and make sure that this amazing opportunity is provided to students at Rensselaer for years to come. For more information on who we are, check out our Facebook page or website!

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$25

Steel

Steel

$50

Bronze

Bronze

$100

Silver

Silver

$250

Gold

*Donors who give $250 or over will be eligible to have their name on the car

$500

Carbon

*Donors who give $250 or over will be eligible to have their name on the car

$1,000

Titanium

*Donors who give $250 or over will be eligible to have their name on the car

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