Meet the Team
img_0215David Roulo
Position: Project Manager
Years on team: 4
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2017
Project undertaking: Project Management, Sponsorship, Team Leading
Favorite Vehicle: Lamborghini Gallardo with Spinners and green lights underneath
img_0222Lucas Bednarski
Position: Chassis Lead
Years on team:  3
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertaking: The chassis team plans on replacing the brake system of the car, redesigning the pedal box and suspension bell crank geometry,  and replacing the steering system for 2017.
Favorite Vehicle: Lancia 037

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Mike Cordes
Position: Power Train Design Team Lead
Years on team: 3
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertaking: Redesigning engine mounting, fuel system redesign, and engine calibration and tuning
Favorite Vehicle: 4th Gen Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6… Lots of Memories!
img_0209-2Brandon Byal
Position: Assistant Project Manager
Years on team: 2
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertaking: Floating around and helping sub-teams where needed, miscellaneous project management tasks to make sure team will be ready for competition and meet all deadlines.
Favorite Vehicle: MP-38 Obviously  Audi R8 V10
img_0221Nick Vang
Position: Archive, Information, and Rules and Safety Officier
Years on team: 3
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertaking: Archive technical information relating to the car. Ensure the safety of team members while engaging in activities relating to the team. Overlook sub-teams to ensure the vehicle is designed correctly in order to pass technical inspection. Perform as a means first contact in the event of an incident during competition.
Favorite Vehicle: 1974 Toyota Celica Gt
img_0207-2Jacob Wood
Position: Electrical Team Lead
Years on team: 2
Major: Electrical Engineer – 2019
Project undertaking: As electrical team lead I provide direction and oversight in our many sub-projects assigned to our other electrical engineers to optimize and develop the vehicle’s electrical system from the power train, to the sensors and controls. My main project is designing and building a battery management system that provides safety, balancing, and isolation for our high voltage drivetrain.
Favorite Vehicle: Sea Ray L650 Fly

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Courtney Wenzel
Position: Treasurer and Travel Officer
Years on team: 3
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertaking: My position involves keeping track of and updating the team’s finances as well as organizing the team’s travel to competition in May.  I’m also a member of the chassis and side pods sub-teams.
Favorite Vehicle: Laguna Blue Corvette Z06 and Polaris Slingshot SL LE
img_0210-2Alex Bense
Position: Assistant RSO and Controls and Safety
Years on team: 2
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2019
Project undertaking: Working on redesigning the pedal box, steering, and impact attenuator
Favorite Vehicle: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Baimg_0214iley Walsh
Position: Side Pod Design Team Lead
Years on team:  3
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2018
Project undertakingThe side pod design team plans on improving the current materials used for the pods, and redesigning the protective structure that surrounds the electrical components.
Favorite Vehicle:1995 Jeep Wrangler S Sport

 

img_0213Austin Bartz
Position: Electrical Engineering Senior Design Lead
Years on team: 4
Major: Electrical Engineering – 2017
Project undertaking: Leading up the EE Senior Design of a Hybrid Vehicle controller to manage the entire hybrid powertrain.
Favorite Vehicle: 2014 Camaro Z/28…that LS7…
img_0218Matthew Verstegen
Position: Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Lead
Years on team: 4
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2017
Project undertaking: I am the lead of the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design team that is designing the hybrid powertrain for the 2018 Formula Hybrid car. I am personally working on a torque vectoring differential for higher performance and control of the car.
Favorite Vehicle: Aston Martin Vulcan
img_0217Sean Ali
Position: Media, Communication, and Event Coordinator Officer
Years on team: 4
Major: Mechanical Engineering – 2017
Project undertaking: I make and take photos and videos for the team. I also manage all social media platforms such as this website. I make sure events happening with the formula hybrid vehicle is notified to all the team members.
Favorite Vehicle: Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12 N-Largo