SoCal Shootout

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AER made history this past month as they competed in the 2nd annual SoCal Shootout race in Riverside, CA along with 12 other FSAE teams. This was the club’s very first race since its conception in 2016! With SDSU Mechanical Engineering senior Ian Brown at the wheel, he raced across the finish line and the team’s morale skyrocketed as they realized that they had just completed the first race in the history of the club!  From the initial designs in the very first year of the team, we have designed, rebuilt, and improved our vehicle every year. In the latest iteration, the heart of the vehicle is a new accumulator that is part of SDSU’s senior design capstone program and is integral to providing the power to push our vehicle into the future of electric vehicles at SDSU. AER’s experience this weekend was a huge reminder that success is not possible without passion, collaboration, and the willingness to fail without ever losing enthusiasm. Our victory was exciting not because of the award, but because it confirmed our hundreds of hours of hard work, research, documentation, and testing it took to build the vehicle we have today. As AER prepares for the next season, they will continue to enhance the learning experience of students at SDSU to build the next generation of engineers, business men and women, and leaders.

In the latest iteration, the heart of the vehicle is a new accumulator that is part of SDSU’s senior design captsone program and is integral to providing the power to push our vehicle into the future of electric vehicles at SDSU. AER’s experience this weekend was a huge reminder that success is not possible without passion, collaboration, and the willingness to fail without ever losing enthusiasm. Our victory was exciting not because of the award, but because it confirmed our hundreds of hours of hard work, research, documentation, and testing it took to build the vehicle we have today.

As AER prepares for the next season, they will continue to enhance the learning experience of students at SDSU to build the next generation of engineers, business men and women, and leaders.

 

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