Apply for a Mentor

Mentor Program

Teams have the opportunity to form working relationships with automotive professionals who will provide advice and expertise, preparing for a successful competition.

What is a Mentor?

A team mentor is an expert in the field of automotive engineering who is willing to spend time helping guide a Formula Hybrid team. Mentors will coach teams during the months leading up to the competition, monitoring progress and assisting with technical advice. A mentor’s purpose is to help the team arrive at the event with a completed, track-worthy vehicle that is ready to pass technical inspection and compete in the dynamic events.

Partnership

Teams begin to work with mentors as early as the month of August and continue through to the end of the competition. Mentors check in with teams regularly, either via phone, email, or video conferencing.

Apply

Applying for the Mentor Program indicates your team’s intention to design and construct a vehicle to be entered in the 2015 Formula Hybrid competition.

Download BOTH the Mentor Application (Word) AND Team Roster (Excel) then submit all required documents on the Formula Hybrid document upload page.

2016 Mentorships .................................................................................

  • Amrita Institute of Technology with AW Technical Center
  • Dartmouth College with General Motors
  • Georgia Institute of Technology with LG Chem, Inc.
  • Illinois Institute of Technology with LG Chem, Inc.
  • Lawrence Technological University with General Motors
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Olin College of Engineering with General Motors
  • Princeton University with General Motors
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with General Motors
  • Rochester Institute of Technology with General Motors
  • RV College of Engineering with dvb Design + Engineering
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell with Kiva Systems
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor with General Motors
  • University of Windsor with LG Chem, Inc.

2015 Mentorships .................................................................................

  • Carnegie Mellon University with General Motors
  • Dartmouth College with General Motors
  • Ferris State University with Magna Powertrain
  • Georgia Institute of Technology with LG Chem, Inc.
  • Lawrence Technological University with General Motors
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering with Chrysler
  • Princeton University with General Motors
  • Purdue University with Shell Lubricants
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with General Motors
  • RV College of Engineering with dvb Design + Engineering
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell with Kiva Systems
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor with General Motors

2014 Mentorships .................................................................................

  • Carnegie Mellon University (3rd Place Electric) with General Motors
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (3rd Place Hybrid) with Tesla Motors
  • Princeton University with General Motors
  • RV College of Engineering with Dartmouth Alumnus
  • University of California Davis (2015 entrant) with General Motors
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor (5th Place Hybrid) with General Motors

Formula Hybrid pairs student teams with automotive engineers from their alma mater or local colleges.
In this video, those involved in the program discuss its benefits.
“As a Formula Hybrid and ERAU alum myself, I’m really looking forward to this program as both a means to keep up to date with the competition as it evolves and to give back to the program that helped me get to where I am now.”
– Harris Chaiklin,
Mechanical Engineer, Tesla Motors