TEAM APEX RACING USA PARTNERS WITH TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGE (Terre Haute, IN) Team Apex Racing USA has formed a technical partnership with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, one of the leading engineering colleges in the United States. The ...
TEAM APEX RACING USA PARTNERS WITH TOP ENGINEERING COLLEGE
(Terre Haute, IN) Team Apex Racing USA has formed a technical partnership with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, one of the leading engineering colleges in the United States. The partnership will allow Rose-Hulman students to explore their interests in motorsports careers while helping to give Team Apex an edge in the competitive Formula BMW series.
Team Apex is sponsoring two senior year mechanical engineering projects and offering students the opportunity for internships, post graduate-jobs, and technical assistance for Rose-Hulman student motorsports teams.
A four student team will spend the winter and spring academic quarters performing an extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the team's cars. This analysis will enable Team Apex to maximize the aerodynamic efficiency of the car and improve on-track performance.
The research will begin on Friday, November 3rd, when Integrated Technology Solutions and Rose-Hulman students will use the new ZScanner700 hand-held 3D laser scanner, created by The Z Corporation, to make a three-dimensional scan of the Formula BMW FB02 chassis. The student team will utilize the scan in its comprehensive study of the car's components.
"Racing is driven by people and technology, and our new partnership with Rose-Hulman enables us to tap into some of the most talented young engineering students in the country." Said David Hunt, managing director of Team Apex Racing USA. "These students are not only using the latest technology, they are creating the technology of tomorrow. We are honored to have a relationship with an engineering college of this caliber."
Nick Snyder, a 2006 Rose-Hulman graduate who now serves as a race engineer for Team Apex, added: "This partnership will provide students with a very unique opportunity. They will be able to take their engineering skills out of the classroom and apply them to the most exciting and technology-driven sport in the world. This will give them valuable first-hand experience sought after by race teams and non-motorsports employers alike."
Rose-Hulman is a 1,875-student private college that has been ranked No. 1 for the past eight years among institutions that offer a bachelor or masters as its highest degree in engineering in U.S. News and World Report's annual college guide. Notable alumni in motorsports include Tim Cindric, President of Penske Performance, Inc., and Roger VanDerSnick, vice president of marketing for International Speedway Corporation and former vice president of marketing for NASCAR.
Team Apex Racing USA has a winning heritage in the highly competitive Formula BMW USA series, and plans to extend their involvement in racing to include participation in the Indy Pro Series for the 2007 season.