( 9 July 2015)
AUFSAE is pleased to announce the 2016 Leadership team:
- Team Captain: Jonathan Ashworth, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
- Chief Powertrain Engineer: Joe Stitt, Mechanical Engineering
- Chief Chassis Engineer: Kyle Kubik, Mechanical Engineering
- Marketing Director: Payson Williams, Mechanical Engineering
Our 2015 Chief Chassis Engineer, Jordan French, graduated in December with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and will be attending graduate school for a PhD at University of Utah this Fall. Our 2015 Chief Powertrain Engineer, Jimmy Gordon, graduated in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and accepted a position at SpaceX as a Ground Support Equipment Engineer in McGregor, Texas. Our 2015 Marketing Director, Cheyenne Johnson, will be graduating in August with a Psychology degree and is currently seeking employment in Los Angeles, possibly with an engineering company.
The 2016 team will transition back to a team captain structure for the next year. The Germany competition is fairly late in the year compared to the US competitions, so design for AU-2016 has started and will continue after FSG.
Testing has been a major priority the past few weeks, and it will continue through Friday. Over the weekend, we will be assembling our crate and packing all of the necessities for competition. Tuesday morning the crate will be picked up & we will be united when we land in Germany.
For daily updates on AU-2015, please visit our Facebook page.