Team Leadership

Rensselaer Motorsport has set up eight separate leadership positions, with each position’s responsibilities and duties outlined in the team constitution. The eight positions are all held by students, serving terms of one year at a time. Additionally, Rensselaer Motorsport has a faculty advisor on campus. Leadership elections are held at the end of the academic year for the following school year. The leadership team for 2021-2022 is comprised of the following people:

Team Leadership

Rensselaer Motorsport has set up eight separate leadership positions, with each position’s responsibilities and duties outlined in the team constitution. The eight positions are all held by students, serving terms of one year at a time. Additionally, Rensselaer Motorsport has a faculty advisor on campus. Leadership elections are held at the end of the academic year for the following school year. The leadership team for 2019-2020 is comprised of the following people:

Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Team Leader, Business Manager, Chief Information Officer

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2022

Email Nick: jonesn6@rpi.edu

I am a senior at RPI dual majoring in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. I joined Rensselaer Motorsport as a freshman in 2018. I am most heavily involved with the aerodynamics package, as well as the chassis and suspension. I have been fascinated by motorsports since attending my first monster truck show at age 5, and later falling in love with NASCAR, IMSA, and Formula 1. Outside of school, I have worked for race teams from the local level all the way up to the NASCAR Cup Series. I have also raced go karts since I was 13, and I currently drive for RM.

Oliver Powell

Oliver Powell

CSA Design Lead

B.S. Materials Engineering
Class of 2023

Email Oliver: powelo@rpi.edu

I a second-year student pursuing a degree in Materials Engineering. I came to RPI specifically after seeing one of Rensselaer Motorsport’s cars hanging on the wall while taking a tour on campus. However, after seeing the sheer complexity of vehicle I could have never dreamed to be working alongside students with so much skill and dedication, presuming that a team of such prowess would leave no room for someone like me to make a home. I was dead wrong, From my first meeting, I saw that not only is this team full of talented and driven individuals, but it is a team full of like-minded people who understand that being a good team means motivating each other. Not only was I accepted, but I was also trusted, I was trusted enough to be elected as this year’s CSA design lead. As CSA design lead I hope to work remotely from my home in Los Angeles and implement design changes that will continue to make us a stand out team.

Daniel Acosta

CSA Project Manager

 

Email Daniel: acostd@rpi.edu

 

Bridget Macmillan

Bridget Macmillan

Facilities and Safety Manager

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2023

Email Bridget: macmib2@rpi.edu

I am a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering major, with a minor in Sustainability. I’ve been interested in the world of motorsport as long as I can remember, and was three years old when I went to Willow Springs to watch my first race. When I saw RM24, last years car, for the first time as a freshman, I knew I needed to join the team. This year, I hope to help bring organization stability to the design process of our car, through one of our biggest challenges yet: designing and building a car remotely.

Michael Park

EDE Project Manager

 

Email Michael: parkm5@rpi.edu

 

Christopher Sherlock

EDE Design Lead

Email Katie: sherlc@rpi.edu