Our economics department handles all financial transactions, overseeing accounting, budgets, and orders, as well as acquiring and maintaining sponsor relationships. In addition, this department contributes largely to completing the Business Logic Case for the Formula Student competition.
The marketing departments main mission is to promote Align Racing UiA’s mission and vision outward. Our vision is to promote formula student and its unique student environment nationally. The department creates promotional content both through text and multimedia production such as film and photography, events, public relations, and is responsible for monitoring and managing social media accounts.
The Human Resources department works on facilitating a positive and healthy work environment, making sure that the team, both as individuals and as a group, is taken care of in all areas of the process. Human Resources also create teambuilding events and social activities such as, social gatherings, trips, quizzes etc. This department is the glue that holds the team together, inspiring the team to create and maintain a good business culture.
The IT department works on on facilitating for digital solutions and are continually working on creating and improving smart IT solutions to simplify the team’s communication and information storage. IT operates the network at the office with physical hardware and IT infrastructure, in addition to cloud-based solutions and information channels. This department also assists members with IT support and helpful guides.
The powertrain team’s task is to make sure that the components that gives the car power is working perfectly with the rest of the car. Some of these components are the engine, turbo, intake and exhaust, cooling systems and fuel systems.
The Chassis team works on building the chassis for the car. They work with developing, designing and producing the chassis and makes sure that the aerodynamics of the car are not to extensive.
The suspension team works with everything that has to do with the wheels on the car. This includes the braking system, wishbones and other components. In addition, they work on steering and wheel function to make sure all parts work smoothly for optimal race performance.
The electronics team makes sure that all the electronic aspects of our car is functioning properly and the telemetry gathered from the cars sensors are displayed in a way that the other teams can improve their work. The systems the electrics team are working on is among others; mictrocontrollers with CAN-bus functionality, a telemetry gathering system, electronic throttle, clutch and shifting, and anti spin.
Project Management Office works towards improving the production process with regard to time management, handling of resources, project phases, milestones, overseeing team progress and keeping the team steady towards deadlines. The department plays a large part in creating opportunities for collaboration with other formula student organizations.
To be able to improve we need to learn from our mistakes and constantly develop our internal processes. Therefore, we have put together a group of mentors, consisting of members from last years team. They are all of great importance for this years team, and we appreciate their contribution.