Wellington resident and Penn State sophomore Nicholas Breindel recently attended a collegiate automobile competition that took place at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
A member of Penn State’s FSAE team, Breindel, who is an intended mechanical engineering major at Penn State, was a contributor to the development of the aerodynamics and body composition of Penn State’s vehicle.
Between May 9 and May 12, the annual Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition was held between 118 colleges and universities from the United States and around the world.
The purpose of the competition is to provide college-level engineering students with the ability to apply the engineering principles and theories they learn in classrooms to real-life situations. Each school that had a vehicle entered in the competition designed and manufactured a small formula-type racecar that competed in various categories.
At the conclusion of the four-day competition, Penn State’s vehicle placed 26th out of the 118 entries, which was the school’s best showing since 2009.