Crowdfund UC Davis thanks all of the donors who gave to this important project in October. This campaign has closed, but we are grateful for your support!
We are Formula Racing at UC Davis (FRUCD). Each year, we design, manufacture, and compete with a fully electric racecar from scratch. Our team is entirely student run --- all design, fabrication, planning, marketing, outreach, and racing is done by students. In the last in-person season, we placed 4th overall against top universities from around the world and hope to build on this strong performance. Our students leave the team with hands-on engineering experience with communicating, working in groups, and managing time effectively. Many of our alumni go off to make significant impacts in the world with their Formula Racing experiences.
ABOUT THE FUND
Your gifts will support FRUCD and its mission to engage student engineers, produce successful racecars, and support our community and environment. Specifically, we will use the funds generated from this crowdfunding effort to fuel our electric powertrain development. This year, we will be producing FE10 with the limited human resources and production sites due to the current renovation of the facility and COVID-19 guidelines. Still, we are excited to see this project come to life by physically manufacturing it and gaining hands-on experience. Through crowdfunding, we hope to ensure that money will not be an issue in providing our engineers with the fun and intricate manufacturing experience they deserve.
ABOUT YOUR DONATION
Since we rely primarily on sponsorships and donations, your gift will ensure that we will have enough funds to purchase the supplies to produce a successful Formula Electric racecar and provide strong competition to the other top universities around the world.
To show our appreciation for your $20 donation we will send a personalized thank you note from our team, and an invitation to receive our monthly newsletters with regular team updates
This gift of $50 will qualify for a personalized thank you note, a team photo, and an invitation to receive our monthly newsletters with regular team updates
To recognize your gift of $200 we will provide a personalized thank you note with team photo, an invitation to receive our monthly newsletters, and an invitation to receive a tour of our facility
Your gift of $500 will receive a personalized thank you shout-out on our monthly update newsletters, along with an invitation to receive a full tour of our facilities and vehicles
Your gift of $1000 will help us overcome the budget shortage which limits our engineering capabilities. To thank you, we will specially highlight you on our social media and monthly newsletter, and we will provide an invitation to receive a full tour of our facilities/vehicles with a Q&A session with the team leads
Your gift of $2500 will allow us to thrive creatively by implementing parts which we have not been able to in the past due to budget shortages (such as a full telemetry data acquisition system). To express our gratitude, specially highlight you on our social media, monthly newsletter, and website -- and we will provide an invitation to receive a full tour of our facilities/vehicles with a Q&A session with the team leads and an invitation to our next track day