By the time our members graduate, they are some of the most experienced engineering students on campus. We seek out our sponsors at career fairs and we love to have representatives visit our shop and talk to our members directly.
When you recruit from IFE, you recruit young engineers with a proven, tangible record of achievement and leadership.
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Illini Formula Electric (IFE) is made up of undergraduate students at the University of Illinois across a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering, among others. Our team members work tirelessly each year to build a race worthy electric car from scratch with the goal of competing against other teams in an international collegiate competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
IFE provides many learning opportunities, giving students the chance to do hands on work beyond anything they would experience in a traditional classroom setting. Students learn to create designs using industry standard CAD software, verify them in simulations and small scale tests, take into account manufacturability considerations, and work with their peers in interdisciplinary cooperation to integrate their projects on the car. Throughout the design and build process, students are challenged to think critically and creatively to solve complex engineering problems. The culmination of all our efforts is apparent in the final product: a highly competitive, fully electric race car.
Many of IFE's members come from the following majors:
Part of being an IFE member means learning new skills and using industry standard software. Many of IFE's members learn the following: