S&T students finish third in Formula SAE event

Missouri S&T's Formula One-style racer competes at Formula SAE Lincoln. Photo courtesy of Brad Cook.

Missouri S&T’s Formula One-style racer competes at Formula SAE Lincoln. Photo courtesy of Brad Cook.

A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology finished third out of 80 entries in Formula SAE West, a national student design and racing sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

The Missouri S&T Formula SAE Team designed and built its Formula One-style racer over the pace year and raced it against entries from other international collegiate teams during the competition, held June 19-22 in Lincoln, Neb.

The team finished in third place overall, behind teams from the University of Washington and Auburn University. Among individual events, S&T finished first in the autocross event, second in the skid pad and third in endurance. More than 60 of the 80 original entries competed in the event.

The Missouri S&T team builds a new car for each year’s competition.

“Once people join the team, they are usually hooked and stay for the rest of their university career,” says team leader Lance Kellner, a junior in mechanical engineering from Cainsville, Mo. “We attract all majors; everybody likes racecars.”

“I can’t emphasize enough how strong this team has been over the last five to 10 years, and how they turn heads at every competition they enter,” says Dr. Hank Pernicka, an associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at S&T and the Formula SAE team advisor.

The following students are part of the Formula SAE team:

  • Alexander Brinley, a junior in mechanical engineering from Marionville, Mo.
  • Zachary Brown, a junior in mechanical engineering from Eolia, Mo.
  • Komal Choong, a senior in mechanical engineering from Kansas City, Mo.
  • Brad Cook, a senior in engineering management from Springfield, Mo.
  • Taylor Dieckmann, a junior in mechanical engineering from Odessa, Mo.
  • Kelly Harrell, a senior in mechanical engineering from Springfield, Mo.
  • Garrett Ingram, a senior in aerospace engineering from Claremore, Okla.
  • Jeremiah Johnson, a senior in mechanical engineering from Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Lance Kellner, a junior in mechanical engineering from Cainsville, Mo.
  • David Long, a senior in aerospace engineering from Lawrence, Kan.
  • Derek Martin, a senior in mechanical engineering from Hermann, Mo.
  • Michael Mason, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from St. Charles, Mo.
  • Alex Mills, a junior in petroleum engineering from Springfield, Mo.
  • Adam Morgan, a graduate student in civil engineering from Rolla, Mo.
  • Clayton Powell, a senior in electrical engineering from Sikeston, Mo.
  • Juan Remolina Gonzalez, a sophomore in physics from St. Charles, Mo.
  • Nicholas Reuther, a sophomore in engineering from St. Charles, Mo.
  • Julien Roskam, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Kansas City, Mo.
  • Jack Savage, a junior in electrical engineering from Overland Park, Kan.
  • Ethan Schmitt, a senior in mechanical engineering from St. Peters, Mo.
  • Laura Shafer, a senior in mechanical engineering from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
  • Peter Somers, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Springfield, Mo.
  • Ryan Spencer, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Hillsboro, Mo.
  • Nathan Szanto, a senior in electrical engineering from Fordland, Mo.
  • Joe Vehige, a senior in mechanical engineering from St. Charles, Mo.
  • Timothy Victor, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Manchester, Mo.
  • Anna Wallace, a junior in aerospace engineering from Eureka, Mo.
  • Mark Welty, a senior in mechanical engineering from Florissant, Mo.
  • William Whitworth, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Charles, Mo.
  • Robert Zhang, a senior in mechanical engineering from Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Comments

  1. Nick Schweissguth says:

    that’s what we talkin bout!

  2. Doug Hoang says:

    BOOM! Great job!