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The LOBOMotorsports Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) program began formally at The University of New Mexico in 1998. It is a unique, problem-based, hands-on senior design program, where over the course of three semesters, students design, build, and test a small Formula-type racecar for international competition. The project includes every aspect of systems engineering, project management, and teamwork seen in a government or industrial engineering development program. In a little over a year, the team takes a system from conception to operation. The program is interdisciplinary and has about 45 students on each year’s team. It is one of the few programs in the country that doesn’t operate as a club. Instead, FSAE is a for-credit alternative to a senior design project.

FSAE is a series of nine annual international collegiate engineering competitions sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers in which students must design and build their own open-wheel racecar from scratch. The University of New Mexico has been participating in Formula SAE Competition since 1997. After numerous program revisions UNM established itself as a top competitor in 2014, placing 18th in the world out of over 500 teams and 5th in the US out of over 125 teams. . Since then UNM has consistently fielded a highly competitive team.  

These skills and experiences are valued in industry, where many FSAE alums get job offers before graduating for companies such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Sandia National Laboratory, Boeing, and more!

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