This is a post by Rachel Jones on the Concurrent Engineering Site.
On July 11th Formula Student 2012 will kick off at the world famous Silverstone Circuit in Towcester! A 5 day event, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and backed by industry and high profile engineers, Formula Student (FS) is one of Europe’s most established educational motorsport competitions!
Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.
Students are to assume that a manufacturing firm has engaged them to produce a prototype car for evaluation. In addition to technical skills, students acquire management, marketing and people skills – so vital across all sectors of employment.
By encouraging teams to be innovative and to work on both the technical and business aspects of the project, Formula Student gives students from around the world the ideal opportunity to learn new skills and showcase their talent.