Based out of The Cooper Union in New York City, we are a team of undergraduate students designing and building racecars. Our team includes students of all different disciplines. We are brought together by our passion for testing the limits of our technical skills and creativity.
Formula SAE is an intercollegiate design competition hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition tasks student teams with designing and building formula-style racecars from the ground up. Cooper Motorsports competes annually at the Michigan FSAE event alongside 120 teams from around the world. More information about FSAE is available online at SAE International’s Website.
Cooper Motorsports was formed in 1994 when Cooper Union students competed in the SAE Baja series. In 2004, an intrepid group of four mechanical engineering students started development of a racecar for the Formula SAE competition and a new team was born.
The competition requires students to design, build, test, and race a real race car. Since 2006, the team has built 4 open-cockpit formula-style race vehicles showcasing everything from mechanical design to electronic control systems.
Despite its limited resources, the team continues to thrive. Since its birth, the project has grown into an interdisciplinary effort between dozens of students of different majors within Cooper Union striving for excellence in every aspect of engineering design.