Improving The Powertrain Systems of The Northwestern Formula Racing Vehicle Teams

Project: Research project

Project Details


As an engineering school at a highly rated academic institution, the Northwestern University
McCormick school of Engineering and Applied Science places great value on teaching its
students applicable skills to empower themselves in the job market. While many of these skills
are formally taught in classroom instruction, one of the added values of the school lies in the
various engineering student groups. These groups provide the necessary access and arena for
students to practice their engineering skills.
Upon graduation, the institution expects the students to be fully prepared in both technical
knowledge and application to best serve the employers they seek.
In many ways, the Northwestern Vehicle teams are one of the most effective outside classroom
activities. By building fully functional vehicles, students learn the complex mechanical and
electrical engineering techniques used in the process. Given the extended project format, it
familiarizes students with the planning, execution, troubleshooting, and maintenance that is
expected from many engineering graduates. Ultimately, these skills are what makes great
engineering employees, and we feel that from an educational and job training perspective, The
Northwestern Vehicle teams have much to offer to Denso in the form of its graduates.
Effective start/end date9/1/165/30/17


  • DENSO North America Foundation (Agmt 08/30/16)


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