The Formula Buckeyes were visited by the President of The United States on Thursday, while on a tour of The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research.
The focus of the visit with the Formula Buckeyes was to showcase light weight vehicle structures being developed at Ohio State. Team members Jared Martin, Nick Rumberger and Greg Massey were on hand to present the US President with race cars from previous years as well as the latest 2012 race car in progress – a full carbon fiber monocoque. Additionally, Mr. Obama was presented with several parts from our new vehicle such as carbon composites suspension arms, ceramic brake rotors and inertia welded titanium components.
Mr. Obama showed a genuine interest in the formula car, asking questions about the car’s development and its relevant parts. Team members were told by the President that the skills they acquire working on the formula team would become vital in their future careers.
Look for more updates about the visit in the upcoming days, but right now we have a car to build!