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Anteater Formula Racing Student Group

Join us in raising $20,000 for parts, tools, experience and materials to build our cutting-edge 2024 Formula SAE race car. Propel us closer to victory on the international collegiate race track!

Your generous donations bring our designs to life! To show our appreciation, every donor to our Giving Day campaign who wishes will have their name included on our racecar!

Formula SAE Michigan 2024 is an SAE Collegiate Design Series event that will feature student teams representing 75 universities across the world. FSAE competitions are overseen by a dedicated group of industry leaders and involve technical and safety inspections to ensure rules compliance for every system, presentation our team to display our designs with industry professions, and dynamic events in which our team will race our car for direct comparison is several performance categories: acceleration, skid pad, autocross, endurance, and efficiency.

2023 - 2024 Anteater Formula Racing Team

Anteater Formula Racing is building an open-wheel, internal-combustion race car inspired by Formula 1 and IndyCar racing to compete at Formula SAE Michigan in May 2024. Our team of 59 dedicated engineering students participate in the design, manufacturing and testing of our race car to gain engineering skills needed for an industry that is highly technical, fast-paced and competitive. The team collectively spends 10,000+ working hours each year developing our vehicle and various subsystems, alongside competitive engineering coursework. Anteater Formula Racing’s best finish in an FSAE competition is 19th at Formula SAE Lincoln, Nebraska!

2022-2023 Peter the Pavement Eater, P.P.E, at FSAE Michigan 2023 

Build For the Future. In Anteater Formula Racing our engineering students are gaining invaluable life skills and career experiences across a diverse spread of industry, from automotive to aerospace, software and business. Through Formula SAE, they develop hands-on training, communication, management and design-to-reality opportunities–crucial elements highly sought after by their future employers. Recognized as essential by industry experts, Formula SAE participation enhances any engineer’s resume. Discover more about Anteater Formula Racing’s Sub teams and their impactful roles in shaping tomorrow’s engineering leaders:  

2023-2024 Master CAD rendering of Gastly the Race Car

Aerodynamics: Craft the front and rear winds, bodywork, and diffuser to optimize airflow, reducing drag and enhancing downforce. Utilize fluid mechanics expertise to conduct computer flow simulations, wind tunnel tests, and on-trach trials for design validation. They enable our race car to fly!

Chassis: Engineer the single, rigid structure housing all subsystems with precision using CAD software. Balance system requirements in a compact, weight-efficient design prioritizing driver safety. They are the bones of our race car!

Electronics: Develop wiring harnesses linking onboard data systems, including engine management, to MoTeC digital displays. Gather data from numerous sensors for future analysis, ensuring efficient performance monitoring.  

Human Interface: Ensure driver comfort and safety, optimizing vehicle performance. Design brakes for swift stops, including shifters, steering wheels, and seat belts, using CAE software for precision engineering. They are the hand and feet letting our race car be quick on its wheels!

Suspension: Fine-tune shocks, dampers, and controls arms to enhance handling and maximize run times. Connect the chassis to the road, ensuring optimal performance through constant adjustment. They are the joints that let our race car run!  

Powertrain: Modify motorcycle engines for FSAE cars, designing intake, exhaust, and cooling systems. Employ thermodynamics and engine tuning software for customized tunes, enhancing reliability, power, and efficiency. They are the lungs that let our race car breathe!

Vehicle Dynamics: Develop custom simulators and employ professional-level software for lap time simulations. Analyze results to predict performance and validate design choices, aiming for maximum points in Formula SAE Dynamic Events. They are the eyes of our race car!  

Our mission is to empower engineering students with real-world experience, equipping them with professional skills and practices essential for success in their future careers. Through hand-on involvement in designing, building, and optimizing Formula SAE race cars, students gain invaluable insight in all types of engineering. Here at AFR we are making sure that our engineers are learning the skills to tackle challenges they will face in industry, refine their problem-solving abilities, and hone their technical expertise beyond UCI! 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better and contributing to our engineering design and manufacturing project. Every gift counts!

Contact Us: For inquiries about the project or other information. Reach out to our project manager Ashley Huh at ajhuh1@uci.edu.

Learn more about our project by heading over to our website and our Instagram page @anteaterformularacing 

Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Samueli School David Dimas 50 Gifts for $30,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $30,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, David Dimas, by being one of the first 50 donors to the School!
50 / 50 Gifts
Samueli School Gregory and Lianne Brewer 100 Donors for $80,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $80,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, Gregory and Lianne Brewer, by being one of the first 100 individual donors to any Giving Day initiative at the School!
100 / 100 Donors
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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