MIT Motorsports is the student-run Formula SAE team at MIT. They design and build formula-style cars for the international Formula SAE competition, and are developing their first ever electric-powered FSAE car.
Team members learn the valuable design ingenuity that can only come from working on real-world projects, while still maintaining the practical elements of budgets, deadlines, fundraising, and teamwork. A problem in traditional education is that students don’t get the hands-on experience necessary to tackle real-world challenges. Design skills and problem solving go beyond what is taught in the classroom, and with the global challenges of today, it is important to continue to produce highly-skilled engineers, especially those who have the ability to think creatively.