Launch ASU's Formula team to compete in Nebraska!

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Project ends on March 07, at 11:59 PM MST
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Launch ASU's Formula team to compete in Nebraska!

Why should you support our campaign?

Our team have been hard at work every single day since the beginning of fall semester to design, plan, and manufacture our brand new 2019 car. Thousands of hours have been put into the car so far and we are nearing our last stretch. Your support would help us complete the car as well as help us transport the team and the car to competition at Lincoln, Nebraska. Read more for more information about our club, what we do, and most importantly: why we do what we do.

 

What is Sun Devil Motorsports?

Sun Devil Motorsports is the formula chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at Arizona State University. Sun Devil Motorsports consists of students of various engineering and business backgrounds, boasting the largest roster of any ASU engineering organizations. We develop and manufacture a fully operational race-car in-house to race in the annual Lincoln Formula SAE competition. Through the development and competition of the car, students are developing their technical engineering skills and teamwork professionally while being challenged to perform outside the classroom to produce outstanding results. The team exists for one sole reason: to build the best engineers and business personnel out of ASU.

 

Here is a picture of the team at the 2018 Lincoln Formula SAE competition alongside the 2018 race-car (codename SDM-18):

 

What is Formula SAE?

SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineer; it is a global society made up of automotive engineers from various companies, all with the purpose of creating a better future for the automotive industry. SAE is a highly accredited society, setting up standards and regulations that we have today in automotive. One of the programs that SAE offers is Formula SAE, where universities compete against each other in designing, building and driving a racecar from the ground up to compete for a hypothetical contract to mass produce their prototype. Essentially, the cars are judged based off of their designs, business plans, and dynamic performance.

 

Here is a picture of our car at the 2018 competition parked next to cars from other universities:

 

The Passion: Why we do what we do?

The year is 1992, and ASU comes into the Michigan Formula SAE competition with the most impressive contender. Boasting technology that was just introduced in professional top tier racing series such as Formula 1, ASU's car was state of the art. It won four awards: Best Use of Composites, Best Engineering Design, Best M85 Fuel Economy, Best Prototype Fabrication.

 

Here is the 1992 ASU car competing at Michigan:

 

Fast forward 20 years later, a group of engineering students found the car collecting dust. This developed the idea of reincarnating the club into what it is today.

 

Here is the car found in storage:

 

Our Newest Contender: SDM-19

We are here now as a team with the goal of continuing ASU's legacy of creating state of the art cars, creating history for the future of ASU. The most advanced Formula SAE car yet coming out of ASU is currently in production, continuing the ultimate goal of creating history for ASU. Please consider partnering with us as we take this next step to build the future engineers of ASU.

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Choose a giving level

$82

Horsepower Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every horsepower our engine produces.

$110

Team Donation

This donation represents a dollar for every member of the team. Each one of us appreciates your contribution!

$220

Engine Temperature Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every degree in Fahrenheit of the engine operating temperature.

$489

Car Weight Donation

This represents a dollar donated for every pound of the car.

$1,000

Bronze

This amount corresponds to our low-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! - small stick on car - logo on website - receive team updates and announcements

$1,236

Distance to Competition

A donation of $1236 represents the distance mile-for-mile that the team must travel to reach competition at LNK Airport.

$2,000

Silver Sponsorship

This is equivalent to our mid-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Bronze perks: - (S) logo on trackside shirts - tagged in all social media - private on-campus photo session with completed car

$5,000

Gold Sponsorship

This amount corresponds to our high-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Silver perks: - (L) logo on car - (M) logo on trackside shirts - Option to have car at promotional events - access to thank-you events

$10,000

Platinum Sponsorship

This amount corresponds to our top-level sponsorship tier. If willing to donate this amount, you qualify for the following perks! In addition to Gold perks: - (XL) logo on car, with preferred placement - (L) logo on trackside shirts - Tagged in all social media - display a completed car onsite - exclusive membership thank-you event

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