UQ Open Day Roundup
UQ Open Day is one of the biggest events on the UQ calendar. The event attracts tens of thousands of attendees; many of whom passed through our UQ Racing workshop and talked with team members about the unique opportunities offered to UQ students.
Throughout the day, our display opposite the Advanced Engineering Building hosted many queries from open day attendees, with many in awe of the design of our cars and the dedication of team members who contributed to them. The UQ Racing workshop was a hive of activity all day, hosting tours and showing future students how they could gain practical experience whilst still studying at university. Our team members were also on hand to answer questions by prospective students about life at UQ.
The team had also converted our 2015 Internal Combustion vehicle into a racing simulator for open day attendees to get a realistic feeling for driving a fully-fledged Formula-SAE racing car. Competition on the simulator was intense all day, but UQ Racing’s own Harry McDonald managing to hold out against an Australian Formula 3 driver.
UQ Racing was yet again proud to display our cars and open our workshop to the public. We would like to thank the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering as well as the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering for presenting us with the opportunity to talk to prospective students about why we love The University of Queensland. We hope to see some of the future driving and engineering talent who spoke to us next year.