"UPBracing Team": student association receives alumni award for "Outstanding Commitment" 2023

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At universities and colleges all over the world, teams of students build single-seater racing cars and compete at international level in the "Formula Student" design competition. Paderborn University has also been involved in this endeavour since 2006. The "UPBracing Team" plans and builds a new model every year, with which it presents itself in various competitions. This year, the group received the Alumni Award for "Outstanding Commitment" for their exceptional achievements.

Since 2013, the Alumni Prize has been awarded to student groups, initiatives or student councils at Paderborn University that have shown a particular degree of initiative and commitment to a project or task. The prize money amounts to 1,000 euros. Further information is available at: www.uni-paderborn.de/alumni/angebote/ausgezeichnetes-engagement

About the "UPBracing Team"

The season for the "UPBracing Team" starts every year in October. The common goal of the currently 70 students is to complete a functional racing car in the summer of the following year, which fulfils the requirements and rules of "Formula Student" and can be presented as part of the "rollout". In addition, the team must qualify in various competitions in order to take part in the international events in the summer. As a rule, the "UPBracing Team" takes part in three European competitions each year.

In its work, the "UPBracing Team" is supported by a number of cooperation partners from industry in various areas. The expertise of alumni and teams from other universities is also used to optimise various parts of the racing car.

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Group photo of the award winners
Photo (Paderborn University, Alexandra Dickhoff): Prof Dr Volker Peckhaus (r.), representative of the Presidential Board for alumni affairs, congratulates the UPBracing team. Marta Rogaczewska-Leite, Leonie Wecker, Marie-Louise Dockhorn and Ansgar Nordieker (from left) accept the award on behalf of the team.


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Alexandra Dickhoff

Paderborn University

Referentin für Vernetzung/Alumni

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