At Terrier Motorsport we follow a two-year design cycle. In the first year, we have our subteams design the components of the car all the way from the chassis, to the aerodynamics, to the powertrain. We have all of the parts following strict DFM (design for manufacturing) guidelines.
After the design phase is complete, the subteams commence the process of turning our design into a reality. Terrier Motorsport takes immense pride in manufacturing a majority of its own parts. During the construction of our current car, the cycle turns over, and the design process for the following car begins.
Terrier Motorsport Philosophy
Terrier Motorsport is a student-run organization whose mission is to design and build an electric racecar to compete for the win at the Formula Hybrid+Electric competition.
While Boston University teaches us in 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+Electric 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. Click here to learn more about the Formula Hybrid+Electric competition!
While it is not obvious, the Formula Hybrid+Electric competition is about so much more than just racing cars. The experience gained, and the engineering and project management work accomplished, are what is truly valuable. Students showcase these accomplishments, and can 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. These representatives, whether walking around or at their booths, are looking to talk with enthusiastic team members. By speaking with these company representatives, members have the opportunity to receive career advice, resume recommendations, and even on-site interviews at the racetrack!