Monday, February 6, 2012

Project HFM Mixer

This past Thursday, Project HFM held a mixer to get the word out on this exciting collaboration. The evening was a great success with over 40 faculty and professionals joining us and showing their enthusiasm.  As people walked around the senior studio at CSULB, they were able to view the Baja chassis, and a week's worth of work in moving toward a final design concept for both Baja and Formula cars.
After the mixer, our platinum sponsor GKDI spoke at the Duncan Anderson Lecture series, just down the hall in the design gallery. They blew everyone away with their amazing work and the motorcycles they brought to display in the gallery (a full-sized completely realistic prototype with some parts made of foam?! You can't beat that kind of skill).
Those who stuck around after the presentation, headed over to the Mechanical Engineering shop to check out the in-progress chassis. All-in-all it was a fun and eventful evening.

 Members of SAE club

 College of the Arts Dean Raymond Torres-Santos and College of Engineering Dean Dr. Forouzan Golshani

Professor David Teubner makes introductions

President of the Baja Team for SAE club, Joe Komenda (center in right photograph) talks about the baja chassis

Industrial Design students in charge of the Baja compiled potential build materials

Max Beach, instructor of Industrial Design senior studio with Dr. Christiane Beyer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor and senior project advisor

A group stands around the formula chassis from prior SAE competitions

 A member of SAE club, talks about the new formula chassis with Industrial Design students