Design Team

Braking Lead

They are responsible for the design and fabrication of the braking system in our toboggan. The goal of the system is to decelerate the toboggan as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Concrete Co-Leads

They are responsible for the design and fabrication of the ski shape and concrete mix. The goal of the system is to provide a smooth, near-frictionless running surface and a strong mix design that withstands the unique conditions the concrete is subjected to during race day.

Integration Lead

They are responsible for ensuring cohesion in the toboggan systems. They compile the braking, steering, concrete, and shell systems to form the toboggan and ensure that each system interacts as anticipated.

Manufacturing Lead

They are responsible for ensuring the systems design for manufacturing and assembly. They work closely with the integration lead, and ensure the cohesion of the toboggan carries through during the fabrication process.

Concrete Co-Leads

They are responsible for the design and fabrication of the ski shape and concrete mix. The goal of the system is to provide a smooth, near-frictionless running surface and a strong mix design that withstands the unique conditions the concrete is subjected to during race day.

Due to the complexity of the shell design and fabrication process utilizing innovative materials such as carbon fibres, the shell team is broken down into design and fabrication.

Shell Design Lead

They are responsible for designing the shell of the toboggan. The goal is to have an aerodynamic design while maintaining safety of its riders. This is done through a variety of simulation techniques using software including but not limited to: ANSYS, MatLab, and Solidworks.

Shell Fabrication Co-Leads

They are responsible for developing the fabrication techniques used to manufacture the shell. They perform complex processes required in the molding process of carbon fibre that allows our design to be elevated against other teams.

Spirit Team

Spirit Captains

They are responsible for encouraging member involvement, social media, and spirit events at competition. They recruit new general members, organize team socials, and develop creative ways to foster spirit within the team.

Theme

They are responsible for organizing the brainstorming and selection of our theme for competition  and  developing techniques to bring the theme alive through creating costumes and swag for each competition team member. They order and sew costumes for the competition team. In addition, they may help with designing the logo and other graphics.

Tech Ex

They are responsible for designing and building the display for our Technical Exhibition (Tech Ex). They must build a crate for transporting the toboggan and other materials. The walls of the crate become the walls of the Tech Ex display. In the display, they focus on developing the theme, and displaying the technical aspects of our design.

Sponsorship

They are responsible for managing external relations and business development by acting as a point of contact between corporate sponsors and the team. In addition, they write monthly newsletters for our website.