A team of mechanical engineering students received a grant from the Gene Haas Foundation for support of their senior design project, Lynx Motorsports Formula SAE. The team plans to compete this June in Lincoln, NE. They were presented with a check on January 26.
The Lynx Motorsports Formula SAE Team applied for a non-profit organization grant from the Foundation and then followed up via email with information about the team and the motorsports program at CU Denver. Gene Haas is no stranger to motorsports, as the Haas F1 team is set to debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016.
The team is very grateful for the support and genuine interest shown in our team by the Gene Haas Foundation, and the encouragement we received from Mark Smith, VP and GM of Moncktons Machine Tools (A Haas Automation Company), who presented the team with the check.
Haas Automation, founded in 1983, is the largest manufacturer of CNC machine tools in America, such as the Haas TM 2P housed in the 5th Street Hub. The Gene Haas foundation has awarded grants to many educational institutions, programs, and non-profit organizations over the past 17 years. The foundation is committed to the importance of U.S. manufacturing and manufacturing education.
Learn more about the team and the project at lynxmotorsports.org.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.