On October 6th and October 20th, a few members of our team took time out of their busy Fridays to make the journey to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex to formally put last year’s car, CMR 17e, through its paces and collect valuable test data. We conducted tests of all dynamic events, including acceleration, skidpad, autocross, and endurance, and had some fun in the process. We were able to push our electrical and mechanical systems to the extremes, and measure the li
Last week, Sam Westenberg (President) and Ben Yates (VP of Electronics) took 17e to Makerfaire, an annual event which celebrates DIY design and manufacturing. They met with many people within the community who are interested in the work we do on Carnegie Mellon Racing, and they were able to spread our racecar gospel and love. We would like to thank Maker Faire for supporting the Pittsburgh DIY community!
October, 2008- CMR 79 was displayed at Carnegie Mellon's annual Family Weekend. Swarms of parents and family members of students learned about the work performed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. A few lucky young kids were allowed to sit in the race car for a unique photo opportunity as well. This year, Parent's Weekend coincided with Maker Faire, so our car was down by the Children's Museum all weekend. We hope everyone had a great time during Ceilidh Weekend!
On October 8th, 2017 we were invited to speak at Be An Engineer!, A set of high school outreach Ted talks. These talks are designed to showcase work that university students are involved in, and help high school students decide to join engineering related fields. We presented to over 100 parents and high school students and told them about the Formula SAE competition, CMR itself, and how the work we do benefits us as students and engineers. During our breakout sessions, many
On October 9th, members of the team went to Rangos for Ford’s Town Hall Dinner and Networking event. Lectures from Sheryl Connelly (Global Trends and Futuring Manager, Ford) and Peter Rander (Chief Operating Officer, Argo AI) covered a wide range of topics, including how a company can predict the car of the future, and what advancements are being made in the field of autonomous vehicles. Afterwards, two of our members, Sam Westenberg (ECE ‘18, President) and Bryant Backus (Me