Student Design Projects

CAD illustration of a formula-style racing car at six different angles

Formula SAE Competition

Formula SAE logo

Crowdfunding

The Formula SAE Competition challenges SAE student members to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete among themselves with small formula-style racing cars. The restrictions on the car frame and engine are limited to control costs and reward knowledge, creativity, and imagination. Teams build their cars over a period of about one year and then take them to the event in Brooklyn, MI to compete with 120 other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world. The end result is a meaningful engineering project experience for young engineers as well as the opportunity to work in a dedicated team effort.

You tube link to Video from Endurance in 2021

The Minnesota State University Mankato formula SAE team posing with their race car on the race track

The Minnesota State University Mankato formula-style racing car parked on the racing track

Results from Past Years

Year   Overall Results Penalty Design Presentation Cost Acceleration Skidpad Autocross Endurance Efficiency
2019 Place 41   45 20 36 75 44 61 28 9
Points 463.9 -30 70 64.6 64.89 33.91 33.61 47.11 103.5 76.2
2018 Place 40   48 35 96 73 89 51 25 23
Points 398.1   60 62.2 56.86 40.83 4.56 31.07 79.3 63.3
2017 Place 60   18 38 88 66 27 53 DNF DNF
Points 354.9   100 52.9 59 51.75 40.32 49.94 1 0
2016 Place 17   12 79 63 56 41 16 25 22
Points 624.1   100 43.9 62.77 43.69 20.27 96.59 184.8 72.1
2015 Place 51   57 100 77 57 47 60 DNF 3
Points 359.2   70 22.4 67.13 30.43 10.28 47.2 17 94.8
2014 Place 79   38 29 21 44 68 71 DNF DNF
Points 234.3 -50 80 62.1 76.59 45.61 2.5 7.5 10 0