The UWA Motorsport Team has recently signed a new sponsor, Cape Bouvard Technologies (CBT). The UWA Motorsport Team is a student run engineering project that competes in the Formula SAE Australia, a motorsport-theme engineering and design competition.
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) student and UWA Motorsport Team Leader, Skevos Karpathakis, says, “Being involved in the UWA Motorsport Team has helped me gain skills communicating with other students, managing budgets, deadlines and expectations.”
“Being involved in the club has also allowed me to develop my practical skills, work with very knowledgeable alumni, connect with industry professionals, find part time work and has assisted me with applying for vacation work,” he said.
CBT are supplying lithium ion cells for the UWA Motorsport Team’s battery packs, as well as materials, tooling, and machine time necessary for the battery cooling system. The partnership also includes consultation time with CBT engineers to get simulation and design advice.
Recent Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) graduate, Lindsay Wood, is one of the engineers at CBT assisting the UWA Motorsport Team. Mr Wood was involved with the team during his studies and was excited about the opportunity to bring CBT and UWA together.
Mr Wood looks back on his time at UWA fondly and believes that his final year thesis project offered him access to leading professionals that helped develop skills that have assisted him in his career.
“I use the skills and techniques from my thesis in vibration isolation in my current job that involves developing testing regimes for vibration as well as environmental testing of our batteries. I’ve also used them to develop tooling for processes such as ultrasonic welding.”
CBT looks forward to partnering with the UWA Motorsport team.
Hannah Carlisle (UWA Faculty of Engineering Mathematical Sciences) (+61 8) 6488 5079