2006 Formula SAE Race Car
Built by Nick Shatek, Charlie Dawson, Justin Johnston and Chris Van Keulen, this car placed better overall than nearly two-thirds of the competitors, some from as far away as Germany, Japan and Venezuela.
Quincy Nang, a bio-chemistry major from Gabon, Africa, was a campus activist for HIV/AIDs awareness. He was a Public Safety officer and an employee/advisor for Sodexo, the campus food services contractor.
His senior thesis discussed reverse transcriptase, a key enzyme in the lifecycle of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the retrovirus that causes Acquired Immunodeficency Syndrome. Nang finished second in the 2008-09 Student Employee of the Year competition sponsored by Career Services Center, Student Employment Services Office and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
- Watch Quincy Nang's Address
As the 10th recipient of the College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research Award, Professor Heiko Schoenfuss was honored Oct. 10, 2007. Three videos were made at the award event.
- View Professor Schoenfuss' presentation
- View the question and answer session that followed the presentation
- View the award being given to Professor Schoenfuss
In 2006 and 2008, groups of engineering students built a formula race car and entered it into the Society of Automotive Engineers’ student competition at the Michigan Speedway. Project adviser both years was Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Kenneth Miller.
2006: Built by Nick Shatek, Charlie Dawson, Justin Johnston and Chris Van Keulen, this car placed better overall than nearly two-thirds of the competitors, some from as far away as Germany, Japan and Venezuela. It was also one of only 30 cars able to score points in all 10 events, placing it in the top 25 percent overall.
- View video of 2006 Formula Car project
2008: Built by Scott Salzl, Adam Peisert, Mike Philippe, Austin Smith, Adam Koosmann, Phillip Haney, Timothy Kaiser, Daniel Miller and Kyle Roggenkamp, this car’s journey to the Michigan Speedway set SCSU above 17 others schools that registered but didn’t finish a car in time. Of the 104 that arrived in Michigan, only 86 were able to progress to the autocross event. SCSU took 76th in the autocross, finishing ahead of MSU-Mankato, the only other Minnesota school in the competition.
- View video of 2008 Formula Car project