Who We Are

Mines Formula is a student club at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. We are made up of students from a variety of engineering majors including mechanical, electrical, chemical, petroleum, and environmental. We range from incoming freshmen to grad students. We participate in the annual Formula SAE competition in Lincoln, NE.

The Challenge

The Formula SAE competition entails the design, manufacturing, and racing of an open wheel, internal combustion engine race car. Each year, hundreds of schools from around the world meet at an airstrip in Lincoln, NE to see who created the best vehicle. Teams are judged on their design presentation, cost analysis, business proposal, and vehicle performance. The four day competition tests the students' engineering and teamwork skills.

Our Mission

The Mines Formula team strives to prove that the Colorado School of Mines is one of the best engineering schools in the nation. Each year we spend thousands of hours outside of class trying to create a vehicle that out-competes hundreds of other colleges. We use the Formula SAE competition to practice and show off our leadership, communication, teamwork, technical, and professional skills. Mines Formula is the ultimate hands-on engineering project that CSM has to offer.