Formula SAE FastCast

The official must-listen podcast of Formula SAE.

About the show

As the official must-listen podcast of Formula SAE, expect authentic, amusing conversations about all things related to Formula SAE. Hosts include SAE International staff, former competitors, volunteers, and organizers. Topics range from ruleset discussion to career advice and everything in between. This is the perfect podcast to listen to in the shop.

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  • Student Round Table

    March 31st, 2021  |  Season 5  |  30 mins 7 secs
    collegiate design series, education, sae international, student competition, student engineering

    In this episode, we talk with students from Mexico and Egyptian teams in Baja, Aero Design, and AeroConnect to discuss tips for team development, project management, and dealing with unforeseen circumstances like this past year’s world pandemic.

  • What to Expect in the 2021 Season and Why to Register

    November 2nd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  30 mins 22 secs

    We talk about the changes for the 2021 season including what to expect from Knowledge and Validation events and how you can make the most out of connecting with sponsors and volunteers!

  • Formula SAE the Formative Years

    July 9th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 52 secs

    From the 2020 CDS Virtual Event.

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  • Formula SAE Rules Discussion

    July 9th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 19 secs
    engineering, formula sae, universities

    From the 2020 CDS Virtual Event.

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  • Formula SAE Noise Testing Explained

    July 9th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  37 mins
    engineering, formula sae, noise testing, universities

    From the 2020 CDS Virtual Event.

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  • Formula SAE 40th Anniversary

    March 31st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 55 secs
    engineering, formula sae, universities

    We chat with Ron Matthews and Bob Sechler about the 40 year evolution of the Formula SAE competition, it's beginnings, benefits to students and companies, and some of the things they have seen over the years.

  • New Cost Module

    March 5th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  18 mins

    We chat with Cost Audit Judge Rachel Rodgers about updates and tips for the Cost Module of Formula SAE and new details about Cost Report Submission.

  • Introducing the SAE AeroConnect Challenge

    November 27th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  19 mins 17 secs

    Amanda Paciorkowski joins us to talk about the new SAE AeroConnect Challenge including its mission to create new connected aircraft solutions to help fight forest fires.

  • New Registration Process

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  15 mins 29 secs
    2020 season, collegiate design series, sae

    We go over the details of the NEW registration process for the 2020 season!

  • INFINITI Engineering Academy Class of 2019 Winner Sabre Cook

    June 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 28 secs
    infiniti engineering academy

    We talk with Sabre Cook, a Class of 2019 winner in the Infiniti Engineering Academy. We discuss what it took to apply and compete at a high level, working with Infiniti Engineering Academy and W Series racing concurrently, her upcoming placement with the Renault F1, her move from Colorado to the UK, and how the experience is preparing her for the next steps of her career.

  • What to Expect: Follow Up

    May 23rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  22 mins 4 secs

    Ryan Good catches up with Alabama A&M University's Formula Team after Formula SAE Michigan to talk about their experience with the event, and what they learned for next year.

  • Formula SAE Michigan 2019 Preview

    April 18th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 57 secs

    In this episode, we talk to Kaley Zundel, Ryan Good and Martha Tress about what to look forward to for 2019 Formula SAE Michigan. We discuss returning and new sponsor changes as well as other operational changes including the new Endurance Event layout.

  • Introduction to Sponsorships

    April 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  55 mins 13 secs

    Formula SAE teams typically need sponsorship to run. Adam Zemke and Martha Tress are here to introduce you to the ins and outs of finding and maintain sponsors for your team with tips and tricks in this presentation.

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  • What to Expect

    February 25th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 59 secs

    We join Ryan Good to get to know two teams participating in Formula SAE competitions this year. We touch base with Chris Dunn and faculty advisor Dr Bob Woods from UTA Racing at University of Texas at Arlington and then a newer team building a car for the first time with Adedotun Ayokanmbi and Arbion Harrell of Alabama A&M University.

  • New Endurance Event at Formula SAE Michigan

    February 6th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 38 secs
    endurance event, formula, formula sae, formula sae michigan

    The Dynamic Coordinator Trio of Laura Klauser, Matt Kalmus and Corry Johnson join us to talk about the new design to the Endurance track at FSAE Michigan including the reasons for the changes, the process with the new design, and some tips for the new course.

  • Introducing Formula SAE North

    January 21st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 48 secs
    canada, electric cars, formula north, formula sae

    We discuss the new addition to Formula SAE's 2019 season: FSAE North!