FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes! Every car is designed and built by students from scratch. Major exceptions are the engine and the tires.

The SAE International Formula SAE program is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition. The engineering design goal for teams is to develop and construct a single-seat race car for the non-professional weekend autocross racer with the best overall package of design, construction, performance and cost. Read more.

The first step towards joining the team is to attend one of our meetings.

We have meetings every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in Woolf Hall, room 102.

During the meeting, the Team Captain and Chief Engineer will give a general update of the team and the development of the current car. Afterwards, the Lead Engineers will give individual updates of their systems, in which they will explain what was accomplished during the week, and what are the goals for the next week.

The meetings present an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of both the team and the car, and to volunteer to help us in varied tasks.

Become a team member! There are plenty of ways to join the team.

Of course! UTA Racing welcomes all majors and levels of experience. Our team takes pride in its ability to develop professionals across all fields, and will take you through the process of learning new skills and becoming an experienced team member.

The only requirements are commitment and passion.

Absolutely! We also hold Engineering meetings every Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Woolf Hall, room 102.

If neither meeting works for you, feel free to visit us at our office at any time. You will most likely find a team member working there.

Come see it for yourself! We have autocross events on campus twice every year.

Our next event is the 2018 Texas Autocross Weekend next summer.

Yes. Andrew likes to deceive new people by telling them his name is Alex, but don’t let him trick you. If he says his name is Alex just show him this page.