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Campus Ruckus and New Member Garage Tour!

Calling all interested new members! Come check us out at Campus Ruckus on Thursday, August 19th from 8pm-12am, and take a tour of our garage and office on Saturday, August 21st at 11am! These are two great chances for prospective new members to get to know our team, our workspace, and our plans for the year!

Fall 2021 New Member Interest Meeting

Welcome back to campus! Our first meeting of the year, our New Member Interest Meeting, will be Tuesday, August 31st in White Hall 118 from 5-6 PM. Join our members Tuesday evening for our big kickoff event! We welcome all majors and grade levels, and we'll have our leads and team captain there to discuss what it means to be on the team. We'll go over the upcoming Formula SAE season, normal club expectations, goals and highlights as well as any questions you might have. If you wish to attend the event please feel free to contact our Business Lead or Team Captain. We can't wait to see you there! 

Spring 21' New Members!

Interested Members! We are still accepting engineering majors for the spring semester until March 10th and all other majors are open to join anytime! Stop by our meeting (or join virtually) to check us out. See our 'Join Our Team' tab for more information! 

Spring 21' Interest Meeting

Wednesday Feburary 10th, Whitehall room 118 from 7-8pm. Join our members Wednesday evening for our big kickoff event! Welcome to all majors and grade levels, we will have our leads and team captain discussing what it means to be on the team. We will discuss the upcoming formula SAE season, normal club expectations, goals and highlights as well as any questions you might have. We have a virtual option for this event, if you wish to attend the event please contact our business lead or team captain for our RSVP link as there is a limit for those who can attend. For the virtual zoom link reach out to the same people! We hope to see you there! GO CATS! https://uky.zoom.us/j/441174322 

Design Freeze

On October 25th our team reached our design freeze for our new car FK04. This deadline represents the compeltion of all our desings and models for the car. The following two weeks have consisted of reviews and discussions to fine tune everything. Starting today we begin manufacturing FK04. Working through winter break our projected end date is March 7th before we begin test driving. Stay up to date with our newsletters by emailing FormulaKentucky@Gmail.com to request to join our mailing list OR follow us on facebook & Instagram @FormulaKentucky

New Member Interest Meeting

Thursday, August 27th! 6-7pm in WhiteHall 106! Join our members Thursday evening for our big kickoff event! Welcome to all majors and grade levels, we will have our leads and team captain discussing what it means to be on the team. We will discuss the upcoming formula SAE season, normal club expectations, goals and highlights as well as any questions you might have. We have a virtual option for this event, if you wish to attend the event please contact our business lead or team captain for our RSVP link as there is a limit for those who can attend. For the virtual zoom link reach out to the same people! We hope to see you there! GO CATS!

 

k-week and campus ruckus!

Hey wildcats! Welcome back to campus! Our team will be at campus ruckus on Friday August 14th from 4-9! Stop by and say hi! We are also hosting a shop tour Saturday August 15th from 1-1:30 during k week! Feel free to come to either so you can meet our team and see our car!

E-Day 2020

Engineering Day is hosted every year by the College of Enginnering at the University of Kentucky. For the past 5 years we have been inivited to talk about our club and show off our car. This year was no diffrent as we brought out FK03 and were able to have young children sit in the car and then we started it up for the crowd to hear. It was overall a very succesful day and we look forward to doing it again next year. 

Spring Test Days

The first test day of the semester took place on 15th of February. The team got several hours of testing in and the car ran with minimal troubles. We were able to reward four of our hardest working members with seat time in FK03. Unfortunately, the day ended prematurely when the rear chassis bar bent due to fatigue and improper support. This issue was fixed with further reinforcement of the rear chassis member thanks to some very hard work from our Chassis Subsystem members.

On march 1st we held our most extensive test day to date with an estimated 25 miles on the car in a single day. We faced no major mechanical issues and gathered a lot of good information from the car. The only issue we faced was overheating, which we are attempting to remedy by testing different radiator setups. Overall, our spring testing is going phenomenally thus far.

Our last test day before spring break is on March 8th to test four difffent radiators. 

Formula SAE/Formula Student World Rankings

Each year Formula Student compiles a World Ranking for Formula SAE teams based on the teams improvement from the previous year, their performance in the competition(s) they attended that year, and the level of competition faced at the competition(s).

Engineering Live

Just before we left for Thanksgiving Break, we were given the privilege of showcasing the fruits of our labor on the University of Kentucky College of Engineering's live podcast, Engineering Live.