Who We Are
We are Formula Slug, a dedicated group of over 140 UC Santa Cruz student engineers, mathematicians, computer programmers, and business majors committed to building both an effective team and a high-performance electric vehicle.
Our members are personally invested in this project - with many working more than twenty hours a week to ensure this car is completed and that the team grows and matures along the way. We’re not just representing the school and our team; we’re designing the future of transportation.
What We Plan To Do
Our purpose is two-fold:
- We strive to cultivate and develop skills of a diverse, passionate group of students who care about sustainable engineering, while also preparing them for successful careers after UC Santa Cruz.
- Promote awareness, use, and evolution of electric vehicles in America and the global community. Electric cars are the future, and we’re building it.
Formula Slug hopes to become the premier organization for granting ambitious, talented students the hands-on engineering and management experience that will form the foundation of their educations and careers. The students lead, design, and build the project themselves, and in doing so, develop the crucial analytical and independent problem-solving skills that are difficult to cultivate within the classroom. Additionally, our university does not have a mechanical engineering department; thus, Formula Slug is an invaluable opportunity for individuals seeking engineering-based careers.
Why We Need Your Help
Designing and building prototype electric vehicles is expensive. The $20,000 will allow our team to purchase and manufacture the car’s chassis, battery pack, drivetrain, suspension, and aerodynamics. If we raise more than $20,000, we will be able to invest the funds into additional hands-on engineering projects as well!
Here's our full budget:
Lab Space: $7,000
We have a full budget available at this link. If you’d like to make an in-kind donation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re a registered 501(c)3 and can provide a tax exemption for all types of charitable gifts. Make your gift today to enable the Formula Slug team to build our electric car and compete in the Formula SAE Electric Competition!
Keeping In Touch
For more information please follow this link to our website formulaslug.com and our Facebook page. You may also contact us at email@example.com and we will be posting updates to the crowdfunding page on a weekly basis.