Engineering showcases CBU IndyCar at event
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2016) – The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at California Baptist University along with KVSH IndyCar Racing hosted an Anatomy of an IndyCar event on Sept 20. The event was geared toward high school students interested in majoring in STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
CBU has partnered with KVSH Racing for the current IndyCar season, which has allowed unique opportunities for CBU students to learn more about the ins-and-outs of an IndyCar. The No. 11 CBU – KVSH Racing Chevrolet IndyCar was on display at the event. Additionally, the KVSH traveling trailer was on display and its crewmembers were on hand to talk about all the technology that goes into a successful IndyCar race.
"We transformed the College of Engineering into the KVSH paddock, similar to what you would experience on race day," said Drew Collins, a CBU student, event coordinator and owner of DC Powerhouse, which works on performance motorcycles. “I have spent a lifetime focused on motorsports racing. As an athlete, mechanic, and student, I have experienced a wide range of competitive passion and engineering expertise. The IndyCar event offered [prospective students] this type of experience plus offered students a perspective on pragmatic business principles that have built a race winning team."
Dr. Anthony Donaldson, dean of the College of Engineering, said the event is consistent with the College of Engineering’s commitment to creating varied learning experiences for its students.
“It is the hands-on approach to creating unique engineering experiences that make the College Engineering distinctive,” said Donaldson. “Students get and conduct hands-on design throughout their time at CBU.”