Oregon State Universityâ€™s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) motorsport team is made up of 80-plus champions. Currently, OSU is at the top of the world rankings as they enter the first of five competitions this year. Last year the Beavers came out victorious in 2010 and plan to keep their title. In this competition, they are tested not just on their performance on the track, but also various aspects of the team including their business model and vehicle design. OSU is partnered with Duale Hochschule Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg Ravensburg (DHBW-RV), and is the first and only collaboration in the organization.
Last year the team designed and manufactured two identical Formula-One inspired race cars and traveled to compete in Michigan, California, England, Germany, Austria, and Italy. They won three of those races and this included the National Championship in Michigan.
On June 15, the team will be heading to Fontana, California. They will also be showing their new vehicle this Friday on May, 20th at OSUâ€™s Engineering Expo.