Goodyear hosts engineering students for FSAE Shootout event

Jan. 1, 2020
Engineering students from eight universities across the country are heading to Akron, Ohio to compete in the Sept. 17 Goodyear Formula SAE Shootout.
Engineering students from eight universities across the country are heading to Akron, Ohio to compete in the Sept. 17 Goodyear Formula SAE Shootout.

The tire maker invited universities participating in the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) program to its Akron Proving Grounds for the day-long event.

Engineering students will compete in autocross and endurance races. The firm also uses the event as an opportunity to recruit engineering students for full- time and co-op/intern positions at the company’s Innovation Center.

“Goodyear is excited to be once again hosting our FSAE Shootout,” says Brian Jakubowski, a development engineer who serves as FSAE program coordinator. “The skills and talents that these engineering students exhibit in designing and building these cars are the same skills that will make excellent engineers when they graduate.”

Formula SAE is a student design competition in which college students create, test and race scale models of Formula One race cars.

The event began in the 1980s in the U.S. Since its inception the competition has spread to universities around the world.

 

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The company has built a strong relationship with FSAE as a tire builder for the race teams and as a sponsor of the organization, according to Jakubowski. It supports young engineers and uses the event to help students understand the important role tires play in the performance of a vehicle. The company manufactures the high-performance tires used on the FSAE vehicles at its Akron Innovation Center.

Participating universities include the University of Akron, Rochester Institute of Technology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University and the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information, visit www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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