This hands-on laboratory course allows students to explore electric engines, aerodynamics, microcontroller, heat exchangers, sensors, suspensions, steering, and braking systems, etc. as they relate to the design and manufacturing of a collegiate-level Formula Race Car. Students will have the opportunity to explore design considerations, such as hardware/software/methods selection or system level integration, to help connect theoretical foundations with application. The essence of this program lies in the direct involvement on nascent and ongoing hands-on projects. Students will work in teams to explore fundamentals of racecar development, including mechanical measurement, analysis and presentation of data. The Cooper Union Formula SAE Race Team invites you to join our research projects; Help us design, build, and test systems for the 2023-2024 racecar.
Students will learn:
- Engineering, math and science concepts related to racecar design
- Methods to design tests for individual car components
- Engineering design and decision-making tools
Instructors: Estuardo Rodas, Mechanical Engineering staff and adjunct faculty, and Cooper Union student teaching assistants
Participants: Students in 10th or 11th grade in the 2022-2023 school year.
Session information: This six-week program offers one session starting Monday, July 10, 2023. Classes meet Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.
Teaching method: In person. The instructor and teaching assistants will lead students through daily scheduled lectures, discussions, and practice sessions at 41 Cooper Square. Off campus field trips and site visits will also be scheduled.
Materials: All materials are included. Students may opt to bring a personal computer.
Course Code: STEM22-7