Student Organizations on campus: Shocker Racing Formula SAE

Shockers, did you know about the numerous student organizations you can join on campus? From sports clubs to cultural and international clubs, there’s an organization for you to get involved on campus and collaborate with your peers.

This week’s student organization is Shocker Racing: Formula SAE, where you will get the chance to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world by designing, manufacturing, testing and racing collegiate level formula cars.

Organization name: Wichita State Shocker Racing Formula SAE
Meeting times: Every Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. in 204 John Bardo Center
Social media:
Instagram: @goshockersfsae
TikTok: @goshockersfsae
Facebook: Shocker Racing FSAE
X: @Shocker_Racing

  • What is your organization’s mission?
    Shocker Racing FSAE is a student-run organization dedicated to designing, manufacturing, building and competing in a single-seat, open-wheel, formula-style race car for use at Formula SAE competitions and SCCA Autocross events across the country.
  • Why should students join your organization?
    Since we are open to all majors joining our team, students should join our organization so they can get experience, whether it be design, hands-on, leadership or marketing. There is truly something for everyone.
  • What events does your organization host throughout the year?
    While we do not have our own specific events, we attend as many events as we can, mainly College of Engineering events, including the Open House and Engineering Block Party.
  • What is something you want the campus community to know about your organization?
    We would like the campus community to know that we are a dedicated and fun group of individuals who are passionate about designing and building a formula-style race car from the ground up.
  • How can the community learn more about or join your organization?
    The community can learn more about our organization by following us on our social media where frequent updates will be posted.
  • Beau Rodriguez, junior business management major, had this to say about being a member of Shocker Racing:
    “Being a part of the Wichita State Shocker Racing Team has had a great impact on my life personally, professionally and academically. I’ve made many great friends on the team after having only been a member for a little over a year. Professionally, this team has shown me how to effectively communicate and work with many local companies. Learning how to manage and work as a team is an invaluable skill I have learned and continue to learn on this team. Academically, this program has driven me to put what I learn in the classroom to use and improve my understanding of the concepts. Having a background in business management allows me to practice a management position and help guide a team to success. Having taken my marketing knowledge from the classroom, I am able to implement it when trying to market the team to the public. I am proud to be a part of the Shocker Racing Team, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to come to see what we are all about.”

Tune back in every week to learn more about a student organization on campus. Student organizations are housed under Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership (SEAL); visit SEAL’s website to learn more about student organizations and other ways to get involved.