A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Formula SAE Team Wins Second Place in Detroit Competition

The UW Formula Car team took home second place in the Formula SAE World Championship in May in Detroit, a national competition that drew 110 entries.

The students' car was judged on design, speed, handling, and a theoretical business and marketing plan. The $2,000 prize money will go toward building next year's car, according to team leaders Chris Gilligan and Mark Polster, who were both ME seniors. Gilligan and Eric Wobig, another ME senior, were the car's drivers.

Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, as well as local donors, the year 2000 car cost $25,000 to build. It will be on display at next spring's Engineering EXPO.

ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda

Designer: Lynda Litzkow

Last Modified: Tuesday, 19-Sep-2000 16:00:00 CDT

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