Sun Devil Motorsports – Formula SAE, located at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, was formed to give students of all majors the ability to use their classroom theory in a real world application. This multidisciplinary organization is run like a small business in order to create a new Formula style race car each year with the purpose of competing at the annual Formula SAE Student competition in Fontana, CA.
The premise of the competition is to build a prototype that could be purchased by amateur sports car drivers for national autocross events. In return for each member’s talent and hard work, the organization provides opportunities to gain greater insight into the engineering profession by sponsoring meetings that bring practicing engineers to the campus, arranging field trips to engineering establishments, developing business presentations to imitate pitches for earning investment capital to mass produce the car, and engaging in off campus events to promote team building.
SAE International, initially established as the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a U.S.-based, globally active professional and standards organization for engineering professionals in various industries.