Genius Garage is an amazing program that allows students to gain unique teamwork and problem-solving experiences, while also giving them memories they’ll cherish forever. I’ll always remember my times at the garage working on the car, waking up at the race track in the early morning, and standing on the top step of the podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Genius Garage allowed me to immerse myself into my passion of motorsports in a way that SAE college engineering programs do not. I worked hands on with nearly all components on our 1998 IMSA Corvette race car, which is something I wouldn’t have been able to do in Formula SAE.
Genius Garage has also been incredibly beneficial outside of the racing world. I gained valuable teamwork experiences, such as making suspension setup decisions with the driver and other members of the team, as well as working with different specialty groups to create a winning race car. My time in Genius Garage has been very useful in job interviews, as the stories I have from working with the team show my ability to work with others to achieve a common goal.