Our team can only continue to thrive with the generous support of academic, personal, and corporate donors.
The problem with traditional education is that students don’t get the hands-on experience necessary to tackle real-world challenges. Design skills and problem solving go beyond what is taught in the classroom, and with the global challenges of today, it is important that we continue to produce highly-skilled engineers, especially those who have the ability to think creatively. MIT Motorsports team members learn the valuable design ingenuity that can only come from working on real-world projects, while still maintaining the practical elements of budgets, deadlines, fundraising, and teamwork.
The expertise that team members gain by being involved with MIT Motorsports are carried with them away from the team. Current students spend summers as interns, and alumni are sought after by companies around the world. Companies where MIT Motorsports team members have made an impact include: Apple, BMW, Boeing, Bose, Caterpillar, Chrysler, Disney, Ford, General Motors, Google, NASA, Nissan, Raytheon, Schlumberger, SpaceX, Tesla, Toyota, and more.
As MIT students, team members are already some of the top engineers in the world. Formula SAE only adds to the MIT experience by providing hands-on engineering that one would not be able to get from the classroom. Thus as a sponsor, your company will be directly linked to these engineers and team members will get exposure to your company and your products. Team members’ interests range anywhere from the automotive industry to the biomedical industry, and regardless of industry, the leadership and engineering experience can be applied anywhere.
In addition to our faculty support, we are indebted to helpful alumni of the team who have come back to educate and advise us.