Carlton is a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering and this is his third year with the team. As President, he is in charge of managing the day-to-day running of the team and works closely with the directors and technical team leads to ensure the production and success of WFR. He is currently focused on creating a positive and growth-based work culture.
Adriana is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and is in her third year with the team. The Vice President’s job is to help support the team by working with the President and team leads while also helping team culture. Adriana is currently focusing on ensuring the success of our newly structured team by supporting the leads and new member recruitment.
Liam is a senior majoring in Music Education. He first joined the team last year on the Marketing team. As treasurer, he does the budgeting for the team and ensures we have enough funds to go around so all the subteams can get what they need to be successful this year. His job also entails setting up fundraiser nights and working closely with the Marketing team.
Devin is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in his fourth year with the team. As Technical Director, he oversees the overall design of the car and supports each individual sub-team to make sure that each area of the car can be seamlessly integrated with the others. His other responsibilities include overseeing manufacturing, organizing track days, and making adjustments to the car at the track. Aside from helping the design teams, Devin is also working on shop and tool organization and new member retainment with Carlton and Andrew.
Andrew is a junior majoring in Aerospace engineering and this is his second year with the team. The Marketing team has three main departments: sponsorship relations, graphic design and social media outreach. Through the combination of these, the marketing team’s primary goal is to fund all of the team projects and turn the WFR design into a reality. This year, the marketing team is focusing on increasing social media presence and our team’s brand presence among sponsors.
Charles is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering and this is his third year with the team. The aerodynamics team conducts the airflow around the car in a way such that the car has minimal drag and maximum downforce. This sub-team is also responsible for everything composite on the car, aerodynamic or not. Currently, they are working on a drag reduction system, or DRS, for this year’s car, redesigning the side pods, developing an undertray and diffuser, and re-manufacturing every carbon part on the car for the WF22.
Nick is a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering and this is his third year with the team. The electronics team manages the electrical systems on the car, and collects data from sensors to help tune the car. Currently the electronics team is working on integrating an electronic throttle body and fine tuning the car’s electric shifter system. The car is controlled using a Motec M150 engine control unit, which collects all sensor data and sends signals to injectors, ignition coils, and other actuators on the car.
Lukas is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and this is his third year with the team. The frame team is responsible for designing and manufacturing the chassis of the car. Along with this they also design components such as the steering wheel, pedal tray, and seat. Currently they are working on a redesign of the steel space frame chassis, and researching switching to a hybrid carbon monocoque chassis.
Mike is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and leads the Powertrain sub-team. The Powertrain team has two main goals this year. The first is to work on developing the tune on the car to create more power without changing hardware. The second goal is to redesign the intake system to create a more efficient and effective design. Members of this team utilize a variety of skills including 3D Modeling with SOLIDWORKS, ECU tuning, and engine maintenance.
Jason is a Mechanical Engineering major in his final year. This is his 5th year in FSAE, 3rd with WFR. The suspension team designs and tests the suspension which includes suspension geometry, suspension parts, CAD analysis, suspension alignment as well as data analysis of suspension on and off track. This year, suspension undertakes a large project, implementing a completely new suspension system with 10” wheels instead of the previous 13”.