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DFR Linked-In Group


March 25, 2013

Hey Folks, I've been corresponding with Jennifer St. Laurence, director of Career Services at Thayer, and Assistant Dean Holly Wilkinson, former director of Career Services about the formation of a DFR Linked-In group. Such a group would help to keep DFR alumni connected with the progress and direction of the current DFR team. Maintaining strong relations with our alumni is incredibly important, and we would like to encourage our alumni to stay involved as fans, donors, sponsors, or advisors. It would also provide an invaluable networking tool both for DFR alumni and graduating students looking for jobs in the automotive or related engineering industries and Thayer undergraduates looking for internships in related fields. DFR has an incredibly strong, impressive group of alumni and it only makes sense to unite them for professional networking. Career Services has agreed to create a Dartmouth Formula Racing subgroup of the Thayer School of Engineering Linked-in group, and send out invitations to all alumni who listed DFR in their work experience. I look forward to the formation of the sub-group, and will link to it from the website under the Social Media sections of both the home page and the contact page.

---Arthur

 


DFR Car Show Postponed Until Fall 2013


March 20, 2013

The second Annual Dartmouth Formula Racing Car show will happen in the fall of 2013, probably near the middle of October, according to most recent reports. '14 Captain Eric Din proposed postponing the car show from the proposed May date to the fall so that the DFR team can spend more time in the preceding weeks prepping the '13 car for competition. Din was not available for comment. Putting a car show together is a lot of work, and the fall one was time consuming and required a lot of organization and person-hours to contact car-owners, and given the amount of work necessary to get the '13 formula racer ready for the competition in May, it is understandable to postpone the car show to the fall. Check out the galleries page for pictures from the 2012 DFR car show!

---Arthur

 


DFR Now hiring: Social Media Admin / Photographer


March 20, 2013

DFR is ever-expanding its web presence! I have just created a twitter and a facebook page for Dartmouth Formula Racing. Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! If you're interested in managing the facebook page, or being the designated DFR tweeter, contact us. We will be using the twitter as well as the emails to let people know when we are working and what we are working on, so it is a good way to keep in touch. Both the twitter and the facebook can be found on the home page and the contact us section.

---Arthur

 


Jensen To Take Leadership Role Spring '13


March 20, 2013

David Jensen, BE '13, leader of the Electrical development team for the 2013 89/90 DFR group will be taking a leadership role in the preparation for the 2013 race season. With the help of the other BE students, Darren Reis, Luke Lee, Scott Lacy, Jose Ordonez, and Will Voight, as well as 2014 DFR team leaders Eric Din '14 and Paul Hogan '14, Jensen will lead the effort to complete the necessary remaining work to prep the car for the competition. Much remains to be done, and the team is itching to get back at the car after spring break. DFR team members, stay tuned in to your email because there is a ton of stuff to do and plenty of things to get involved with this spring. We are all very excited for the competition this spring. The captains will be emailing out more specific instructions for how to get involved with all of the projects that need to be worked on for the car. Stay tuned for more updates from the crew.

---Arthur

 


DFR Rolls Out New Website


March 9, 2013

Welcome one, welcome all. DFR is gearing up for the 2013 competition series with a brand new website! I noticed that DFR's web presence was mediocre at best, and a website would be an incredibly valuable tool for connecting with fans, alumni, and potential sponsors. It also will be a great tool for connecting with students who are more interested in learning about DFR and participating. By making DFR more accessible to the Dartmouth and Thayer communities we can strengthen the team and take advantage of the overwhelming amount of interest in automotive engineering and motor sports. Please explore, and check out our updated vision, read about the history of the cars, and stay tuned for more info and pictures as the 2013 race season gets underway!

---Arthur

 


 

 

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