Senior Capstone Project
Senior ECE students are collaborating with senior ME students to design, build, and test the Lafayette Formula Electric Vehicle (LFEV) - an electric racecar for the SAE Formula Electric Vehicle Competition. ECE students are designing and building the battery packs, battery management circuitry, and control electronics; ME students are designing and building the vehicle chassis, steering mechanism and drive train and work with the ECE students integrate the electronics and create a working vehicle. In 2018 he team took the LFEV to the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition where they placed 4th in the Electric Vehicle Category and were awarded the Fiat Chrysler Award for Gracious Professionalism. A new LFEV car is currently in progress.