At Terrier Motorsport we follow a two year design cycle. The first year we have our sub-teams design the components of the car. We have all of the parts following strict DFM (design for manufacturing) guidelines.
After the design phase is completed, the subteams get together and start the long process of welding the chassis together. During the building process, the design process for the next proceeding car occurs.
Terrier Motorsport Philosophy.
Terrier Motorsport is a student run organization whose mission is to design and build an electric race car and compete for the win at the Formula Hybrid competition.
While Boston University teaches us from the classroom, Terrier Motorsport gives us invaluable hands on experience. Whether a member is designing wheel hubs in SolidWorks, making a PCB circuit design in Altium, or managing communications to our sponsors, we practice valuable, marketable industry skills. Teams from universities around the world come to race the cars that they’ve been working tirelessly on for the past year.
Events like the Formula Hybrid competition, where students get to showcase their work to professionals, are powerful resources for boosting career potential. While classwork forms the foundation of our professional skills, students will always need outlets to bolster their resumes and to connect with potential employers.
While it is not obvious, the Formula Hybrid competition is about so much more than just racing cars. The experience gained and the engineering and project management work accomplished are what are truly valuable. Students here showcase these accomplishments and potentially receive lifelong rewards for them. Among the competition judges and staff are employees from companies such as Ford, LG Chem, and Fiat Chrysler. Before the event, the organizers request resumes from every team member to be distributed among company representatives. The representatives, whether walking around or at their booths, are looking to talk with enthusiastic team members. By talking with these company representatives, members can get career advice, resume recommendations, and even on-site interviews at the racetrack.