“The purpose of Formula SAE is to create engineers who are comfortable entering any situation, tackling any problem using all the resources at their disposal, and using all the methods they’ve learned through their time in college.” — Noah Dropkin '18, team leader
Impact of Your Gift
Your gift helps buy materials and parts to build the car. Without these parts, our team would not be able to successfully manufacture a competitive car from scratch each year.
Through these gifts, you’re funding a team that not only builds a race car, but also a team that 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 car unveiled each year.
Why Support Us
Many students are introduced to concepts through design work and manufacturing for the team before they learn them in class, allowing them to learn the concepts better and become better engineers. Anyone who has worked on making or manufacturing components for the car will tell you that they learned a lot, and that no classroom can provide the hands-on learning experience the team does. Your gift makes sure that the team has the financial resources to continue to offer this opportunity to all Rensselaer students.
Donors who give more than $250 are eligible to have their name on the car.
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