One Lap team

Welcome to the home page of the Rice Society of Automotive Engineers (RSAE)!

The RSAE is the local chapter of the national Society of Automotive Engineers and encourages official national membership for all members. The goals of the club are to "promote a culture that fosters innovation and creativity along with a current knowledge of automotive technologies."

The RSAE is a student organization that encourages the application of both basic and advanced engineering principles to automobile systems. The hands-on approach of the group provides a support network for those who are interested in the engineering of automobiles for optimal performance. The RSAE aims to give students a first hand experience of engineering by undertaking projects on club vehicles, such as engine rebuilds, roll cage design and fabrication, forced induction development and adaptation, ECU programming, general auto repair and custom installations.

The club vehicles are then entered each year in the Cannonball One Lap of America racing event as a way to test the work that has been done.

Currently the team operates at MSR Houston: Mercedez-Benz of Sugar Land Roadcourse, a track 35 minutes from the Rice campus [map].

The current president of the RSAE is David McMahon.

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