Lancaster Racing 2013 triumph over adversity at Silverstone
A team of 12 final year engineering students competed at Silverstone in July in the annual IMechE Formula Student competition. The competition puts teams of students from universities around the world through their paces, as they are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in a series of static and dynamic events which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.
But it was not all plain sailing for Lancaster Racing 2013! Following a huge set back during the scrutineering process whereby the chassis was deemed to be made from under-spec material, the team showed resilience and rallied together with herculean effort to strip, weld and rebuild the car in less than 24 hours, ready to test in the following day's dynamic events. Despite this, impressively, Lancaster racing was one of only 21 teams (from a field of 90 entries) who competed the full endurance test course in the blistering summer heat, when other top teams with significant resources fell by the wayside.
Overall, Lancaster Racing 2013 placed 42nd. Congratulations to the team, and a big thank you to this year's sponsors particularly TMSUK (formerly Seatechnik Ltd), Caparo and Shermaynes.
Please see the Formula Student website for further information on the competition.
Mon 29 July 2013
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015
Lancaster University’s new flagship Engineering Building will provide a beacon of excellence for research and recruitment for the UK’s buoyant and significant engineering industry.
Mon 23 March 2015