The team is organized in a hierarchical tree headed by the Team Lead and Chief Engineer - senior students who are elected by returning team members to take charge for the following season. Together, they work to develop the principle mechanical design of the next car, set goals and targets for the upcoming season, and manage the overall direction of the team.
The Senior Leaders include three others. The Shop Manager maintains inventory, plans the shop layout and inventory organization, and ensures the shop runs efficiently. The Development Manager oversees data collection and collaborates with other leadership to construct a testing and development plan to ensure the car is well-prepared for the Michigan competition. The Business Manager oversees team finances, effective use of materials, and the Cost Model and Business Presentation for competition.
team lead - ryan jacobs
4th Year Mechanical Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org 865.257.0525
chief engineer - spencer kemp
4th Year Mechanical Engineer email@example.com 404.831.4625
shop manager - Elliot blocha
5th Year Mechanical Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org 919.931.0912
development manager - christopher scank
3rd Year Aerospace Engineer email@example.com 319.899.7540
business manager - matthew sharpe
4th Year Civil Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org 954.770.7344
Beneath these Senior Leaders, various subsystems divide the work and specialize in specific areas of the car. The Subsystem Leaders lead their respective teams in the design, fabrication, and analysis of individual components on their specific system. The subsystems are:
Parallel to Subsystem Leads are four System Directors: Manufacturing, Performance, Public Relations, and Recruiting. These directors work with subsystem leads beyond the scope of the car, such as component manufacturing, event coordination, sponsor relations, and machine training. Additionally, there is a Database team dedicated to optimizing internal management and progress tracking.