Formula Hybrid accelerates careers.
Learn more about some of our spotlighted alumni, and see how Formula Hybrid helped launch their career and offers a keystone experience for many of the programs alumni.
Formula Hybrid gave me a unique experience with blending electrical and mechanical disciplines that led me to pursue mechatronics as a specialization in school and get into industrial automation. Now I use the project management and engineering skills I developed competing for Hybrid every day for motion and stress analysis, instrumentation, and controls development.
Formula Hybrid was probably the most enjoyable part of my undergraduate experience. Before I even enrolled in grad school, I researched similar design/build student teams at the universities that I was considering because I knew it was something that I wanted to continue with. When I got to Stanford, before my classes even started in the Fall, I joined the Stanford Solar Car team. I used my knowledge and skills from my involvement with MSOE’s FH team to jump right in and help design and build various components of the chassis, body, suspension, and battery subsystems.
Formula Hybrid helped me develop the skills and leadership qualities I needed to thrive in an automotive OEM environment.
It was a great opportunity to be part of the SAE Formula Hybrid program from India. Formula Hybrid has given a high enrichment to my technical exposure during undergrad engineering.
The Program helped me build a distinctive taste for innovation while also gaining insights into the battery management systems, wireless telemetry and sensor data acquisition.
The best thing about the Formula Hybrid program is its unique platform where engineering students from different nationalities could compete with each other and at the same time, develop skills in teamwork potential, communication and project management.
Being in FH allowed me to explore the unknown areas of Vehicle development, in Mechanical or Electrical. I was able to align myself with the team development needs and understand the engineering behind each part on the car.
Using various digital tools to reduce our prototype and validation efforts for the car, collaborating as a group to brainstorm and resolve any conflicts in the process, breaking parts during testing and going back to the notebook to find out what went wrong and improve iteratively, were some of the best scenes involved. All these were the important things that allowed me to explore the Automotive industry and to reach out to professionals, explain our FH Car to grasp their attention. Today, each task I do traces back to the immense learning I had from working in the FH group.