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Cooper Union Motorsports New Leadership and 2021 Formula SAE Michigan Competition

POSTED ON: September 14, 2021

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Cooper Union Motorsports Team

Cooper Union Motorsports team at the 2021 FSAE Michigan Competition.

This fall, the Cooper Union Motorsports welcome their new leadership Julia Buckley ME’22 as President, Aidan Bowman ME’23 as Chief Engineering (previously Project Manager), and Elyse Taglia ME’24 as Project Manager.

In July, the team competed in the 2021 Formula SAE in Brooklyn, Michigan. 

The Formula SAE competitions challenge undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete with small, formula style vehicles. Each competition gives teams the chance to demonstrate their creativity and engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.

Ten engineering undergraduate students and two alumni attended the competition: Aidan Bowman ME’23, Louis Lane ME’22, Julia Buckley ME’22, Enea Dushaj ME’21, Yuval Philipson ME’21, Pia Roels ChE’23, Kameron Wang ME’23, Elyse Taglia ChE’24, Matthew Leach ME’24, Preston Xu ME’24, Daniil Teteryatnik ME’24, and Brandon Ho ME’22.

At the competition, the team competed in every dynamic event, tied for 16th in the Knowledge Event, and placed 38th in the Validation Event.

Read more about the competition in their August 2021 newsletter. For more information on Motorsports visit our VIP Teams’ website or their website here.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.