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About US

What We Do

We are the University of Southern California's chapter of Formula SAE. As an entirely student-run organization that designs, constructs, tests, and races high performance autocross racecars, we compete against universities from across the globe in an ultimate test of our car’s abilities.

Who We Are

USC Racing is open to all majors and years. While most of the team is made up of engineers, you don’t have to be an engineer to be involved – we welcome any and everyone! By taking students out of the classroom and allowing them to apply textbook theories to real-world problems, USC's Formula SAE produces some of the most talented and highly desired graduates in the country.

Meet the Team


Our Advisors


(From left to right: William Colvin, Dr. Yann Staelens) 


Bill is a Senior Instructional Lab Tech at the Baum Family Makerspace with extensive experience in motorsports and manufacturing. He is a licensed driver for nearly all types of vehicles on earth, including motorcycles and planes. Bill offers ongoing technical support for various aspects of car design and production.

Dr. Yann Staelens

Dr. Staelens is an Associate Professor of Engineering Practice in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department. He advises the team on all technical matters and is a vault of engineering knowledge to draw upon. Dr. Staelens has been working on restoring a 1955 Ford Thunderbird in his free time!

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