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Motorsports secures strong overall finish at Formula SAE competition in Michigan

Jun. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt Motorsports secured a strong 26th place overall finish at this year’s Formula SAE competition held at Michigan International Speedway May 13-16. The event, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), attracted over 90 registered teams from around the world, including colleges and universities from Austria, Singapore, Venezuela, Brazil, and more. Overall honors went...

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ESPN to cover NASCAR racer’s visit with Vanderbilt Motorsports students

Apr. 3, 2009—Braun Racing driver Burney Lamar and crew chief Trent Owens have some advice to share with engineering students next week and ESPN plans to cover the campus visit. Lamar, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for Braun, located in Mooresville, N.C., and Owens will tour the school of engineering’s motorsports facility April 9...

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Dollar General, Braun Racing develop one-of-a-kind internship to benefit VUSE Motorsports program

Jan. 27, 2009—Braun Racing, a two-car operation in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and its sponsor, Dollar General Corporation, have announced a one-of-a-kind internship program with the motorsports program in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The internship program will not only allow engineering students the opportunity to learn side-by-side from experienced NASCAR engineers, mechanics and crew...

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Student engineers test cars at Barber Motorsports Park

Jan. 26, 2009—Engineering students from Vanderbilt and five other universities ventured onto the pavement at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., on a chilly Saturday to test the designs of their formula-styled race cars. The engineering students – who say they spend more time than college athletes preparing for competition – agreed it was rewarding. “These competitions...

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Experience counts for engineering seniors and their clients

Apr. 22, 2008—Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from actual corporations with real design needs. The results of their design projects will be featured at Senior Design Day 2008, an annual event at the School of Engineering, set for Tuesday, April 22, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall. Sponsors this year include Nissan, Square...

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Jaeger’s team finishes 16th in class in Rolex 24

Jan. 27, 2008—  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Cincinnati’s Brad Jaeger, BE’07, competed well in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 2-3. He crossed the finish line in 16th place in the top class, Daytona Prototype, the team’s Kodak Doran Ford. “My first two stints were pretty uneventful,” Jaeger said. “I was the first driver to...

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