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NUST Team Wins Spirit of Formula Student Award UK 2018

16th July, 2018
“Auj”, an all-girls team from NUST for the first time participated and won the “Race Tech Spirit of Formula Student” award in “Formula Student Competition” held in Silverstone UK. The NUST girls designed and manufactured the car for the competition in a span of a couple of months. Their efforts were greatly appreciated by the international jury.
The team comprises 10 NUSTIANS (2 from School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), 5 from School of Art, Design & Architecture (SADA) and 3 from NUST Business School). The SEECS girls Harim Akhtar and Aatrah Rauf Sheikh from BEE-6 are the core members of the team.
The engineering competition is held in Silverstone UK every year to encourage young students produce their own cars using exclusive and innovative designs. NUST team won the award due to their commitment and determination in the face of many problems; the major being financial problem. The car chassis was completed earlier in March but main fabrication started as late as May, 2018 and yet, despite all odds, team was able to successfully accomplish the project and participate in the competition in UK.
The team was also invited in London by Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom in recognition for their achievements. Principal SEECS Dr. Hassan Zaidi visited the team in Café Garage and Autopark Workshop to encourage and appreciate the efforts of his students.