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Engineering and Marketing Students present Day at the Races

March 22, 2012

Sheridan Engineering and Marketing students present Day at the Races Event for the Formula SAE Racing Car

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2012
Brampton, ON


Sheridan College engineering and marketing students are presenting “Day at the Races”, a Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Racing Car event, on March 27 from 2:30- 5:00 pm at Sheridan’s Davis campus in Brampton. The event will bring the feel and excitement of the race track to Sheridan’s Athletic Complex for a fun filled afternoon to raise funds to build Sheridan’s Formula SAE racing car. Sheridan’s SAE racing car will be the first entry by an Ontario Community College to compete against entries by university teams.

Formula SAE 3 
Concept of Sheridan's Formula SAE Racing Car

Formula SAE is an engineering competition providing students with the opportunity to design, manufacture and tune performance vehicles geared at the enthusiast weekend autocross racer. Engineering students have been working hard to design and build the car and are enthusiastic about participating in such a high level of competition. Competitions are held at several locations across the globe. With the help of their sponsors (Panasonic, Brampton Firefighters and others), they plan to attend the following locations:

SAE East Detroit, Michigan

SAE North Barrie, Ontario (New for 2012)

Day at the Races” will feature Remote Control Car Races, a display of Sheridan’s Engineering Students’ SAE Car and design plans, a Hotdog Eating Contest, Brampton Firefighters signing recipe books, music and more.

Sheridan’s Formula SAE Racing Car project is providing a unique opportunity for Engineering and Business students to work together gaining valuable real life experience. Students work with faculty and automotive suppliers and business to not only design and build the car but to plan and manage the business side.

One of the Sheridan engineering students, Chris Matthews, says “the experience has shown me how to take what I have learned in engineering, design and drafting and put it into practice. It is a real challenge to build the parts you have designed.” Stefan Yasin, a marketing student and car enthusiast described his experience as one of “learning how the design build process works, going from software into a hands on model (3 D printing) through to production.”

For more information, please contact John MacRae at at john.macrae@sheridanc.on.ca.