Formula SAE


Formula SAE is a college student engineering and business competition and automotive racing series organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), the world’s coalition of automotive and aerospace industries' most active executives and engineers.

At least 120 universities from around the world, including Rutgers University, compete in annual Formula SAE competitions that are held in the United States and abroad. Current list of registered teams can be found here.

Rutgers Formula Racing regularly attends North America's largest competition, FSAE Michigan at MIS, and Formula North in Ontario. Each competition lasts a week, where teams hustle for fast lap times, “present and defend” engineering and business decisions before volunteer judges from industry, impress potential corporate sponsorships, and gain opportunities to network and interview for jobs with their dream companies like Bosch, Ford, Toyota, Denso, MathWorks, Spacex and many more!


Formula SAE Competition Event Points
Static Events
Presentation 75
Engineering Design 150
Cost Analysis 100
Dynamic Events
Acceleration 100
Skid Pad 75
Autocross 125
Fuel Efficiency 100
Endurance 275
Points Total 1000

All Work, All Play

Team recruitment and local support allows Rutgers Formula Racing to keep Rutgers University sharp in competitive practical engineering, and the opportunity to expose young STEM and Business talent to the precious rigors of working on the clock and with limited resources in multidisciplinary teams, administrative roles, public/relations, and ground-up design and manufacturing. Did I not mention that team members also drive and work on the cars they build?

At Formula SAE, the students are the professionals.