Welcome to the CSULA Formula SAE Page.

 

 

What Is Formula SAE?
 
 
The Formula SAE competition is an annual competition developed by the
Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE. The competition is formulated to challenge students in nearly every aspect of engineering, from conceptualization to design then manufacturing. This process was developed to encourage creative and innovative thinking. Our team of student engineers is assuming the role of an engineering firm being contracted by a manufacturer to produce a prototype racecar for limited production.
 
We are asked to design a race car for a specific demographic, the weekend racer. The project has some design requirements that must be met in order to target the desired demographic, and we are asked to creatively work them into our design. The project entails designing, manufacturing, and testing a high performance small-scale formula racecar using systems developed by our student-engineers.  Our prototype is then taken to compete in a racing event against various schools from across the nation as well as top engineering schools internationally.  The event consists of performance and design events that test every aspect of the car dynamically, from sprinting, braking, and track endurance, and statically with engineering design, and cost analysis.
The end result is a great experience for young engineers in a meaningful engineering project as well as the opportunity of working in a dedicated team effort.



Meeting Time and Place

We meet every Thursday at 6:30pm in ECST B-15