Formula SAE at VCU

Formula SAE is an international racing series where 200 universities across the world meet in Michigan and Nebraska to pit their home-made vehicles against each other in a variety of time-trials and product presentations. The goal is to design and build a mini open wheel vehicle intended to be sold to an imaginary company owned by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the organizers of FSAE. Our team of students from engineering, business, and art disciplines at the university are dedicated to building a winning race car. With the culmination of different disciplines throughout the project, Formula SAE at VCU will strive to provide an extensive learning environment for each discipline. We encourage members to learn from students that differ in major and experience in an attempt to provide greater communication skills, teamwork, product design knowledge, and focused team vision towards the overall goal.

Projects will include:

  • Design, prototype, and test necessary automotive systems annually, including the
    • Chassis
    • Intake
    • Body
    • Steering
    • Suspension
    • Brakes
    • Drivetrain
  • Develop a strong business model and fundraising opportunities

Interested? Contact Prof. Charles Cartin (