The Fabricator magazine, the industry’s premier publication, featured EVS Metal’s collaboration with Columbia University’s FSAE-Knickerbocker Motorsports racing team on this month’s Back Page. This also happens to be their annual Fab 40 issue, making it an even greater honor.
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I f you take a keen interest in university-level academics, you’re probably aware that the eight schools that make up the Ivy League—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale—are among the most prestigious schools in the world. Their reputations are such that these schools reject roughly 85 to 95 percent of the potential students who apply.
The emphasis is on academics, but student life isn’t an unending cycle of lectures, books, papers, and exams. Columbia has a race car club, of icially known as Knickerbocker Motorsports (KMS), the school’s Formula SAE team. This student club builds an open-wheel, Formula-style race car from scratch every year. Af er the car is completed, the team competes against schools around the world.
While Formula SAE is a racing event, this isn’t the whole story. Entries are evaluated on design, cost and manufacturing analysis, presentation, acceleration, skidpad, autocross, and fuel economy. In other words, these teams compete on many criteria, just as automobile manufacturers do. It’s much more than just a horsepower competition.